January 2019

November 2018

Polish nun who helped hide Jewish children from Nazis dies aged 110

2018-11-26T09:22:13+00:00

Original article: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/oldest-nun-hide-jews-dies-110-sister-cecylia-roszak-poland-a8644721.html A Polish nun who risked her life by hiding Jews from the Nazis during the Second World War has died aged aged 110, the archdiocese of Krakow in Poland has announced. Sister Cecylia Roszak, who was believed to have been the oldest nun in the world, died last week [...]

Polish nun who helped hide Jewish children from Nazis dies aged 1102018-11-26T09:22:13+00:00

October 2018

Statement, Rabbi Michael Schudrich Chief Rabbi of Poland

2018-10-27T23:58:10+00:00

"On Sunday October 28 at 5:30 p.m. we will have a memorial service for the Jews massacred in Pittsburgh. Our hearts are broken and our prayers are with the Pittsburgh Jewish community. This must reinvigorate all of us to fight anti-semitism and racism wherever it may be. 100% for tolerance. 0% tolerance for hatred." [...]

Statement, Rabbi Michael Schudrich Chief Rabbi of Poland2018-10-27T23:58:10+00:00

September 2018

Meet the Catholic-born Polish Orthodox Jew who’s reviving Yiddish tango

2018-09-02T00:41:43+00:00

This story is sponsored by the Polish Cultural Institute New York. TEL AVIV — She’s a Catholic-born Polish woman now living as a Modern Orthodox Jew in Israel. As if that weren’t unusual enough, Olga Avigail Mieleszczuk’s life’s work is reviving the musical genre of Yiddish tango — two words rarely uttered in the same breath. Mieleszczuk, known simply as [...]

Meet the Catholic-born Polish Orthodox Jew who’s reviving Yiddish tango2018-09-02T00:41:43+00:00

August 2018

The Last Polish-Jewish Cavalryman Rides into the Sunset

2018-09-01T08:26:24+00:00

When was the last time a horse attended a Jewish funeral? This question, weird as it may sound, does have a precise answer: Sunday April 29, 2018, at Warsaw’s Okopowa cemetery. Polish military custom has it that cavalrymen’s funerals are attended by cavalry horses – and Lieutenant Abram Henryk Prajs of blessed memory had been a [...]

The Last Polish-Jewish Cavalryman Rides into the Sunset2018-09-01T08:26:24+00:00