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The Chief Rabbi of Poland arranged for the Pope to meet with Righteous Christian Poles at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
As I have reported many times over the past 12 years that I have been writing this column, one of the major problems in Poland today, even greater then anti-Semitism, is the poor condition of Jewish historical sites. Many of the cemeteries are overgrown and synagogue buildings are in disrepair.
Last week I wrote about the Bilgoraj group that traveled to Poland last year and had a somewhat good experience.
Purim is major event throughout Poland. Many marginal Jews bring their whole families to the synagogue for the festive reading of the Megillah.
During my trip to Poland last summer I discovered a few areas that needed attention.
The Jewish community held a candle-lighting ceremony at the Presidential Palace, with the participation of President Lech Kaczyñski.
Last week, we celebrated Chanukah, commemorating the repossession of the Beit HaMikdash from the hands of the mighty Greek Army.
It is said that Poland is one large Jewish cemetery. While that is not 100 percent true, anytime people dig in Poland, they...
The 17th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow just concluded and has lived up to the promise of being one of the most exciting Jewish festivals around the globe.
I recently interviewed a Holocaust survivor who was present as the Russian army entered the town of Czetachowa.
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