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Aftermath Film Powerfully Evokes Polish Anti-Semitism

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Abraham H. Foxman

The history of Poland and the Jews is a lot more complicated than some would have it. Still, the power of anti-Semitism in modern Poland is real and never has it so brilliantly been portrayed as in the Polish film Aftermath, which recently came to the United States.

Jewrassic Park

Marisa Fox | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Marisa Fox

Before you take sides and decide whether the ban on Jewish -- and Muslim -- ritual slaughter is anti-Semitic or a victory for animal rights activists, as its proponents claim, checking in with locals is a must. After all, context is everything, particularly when it comes to Jews and Poland.

Polish Priest Possibly Sacked For Engagement With Jewish Community

Reuters | Dagmara Leszkowicz | Posted 10.01.2013 | Religion

JASIENICA, Poland, Aug 1 (Reuters) - When the outspoken Polish priest Wojciech Lemanski returned with his parishioners to his church near Warsaw af...

Israel Says Poland's New Ban Is "Totally Unacceptable"

Reuters | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion

(Adds Polish prime minister's reaction) JERUSALEM, July 15 (Reuters) - Israel has criticised an extension of Poland's ban on kosher me...

Life Not Death: A New Museum Of Jewish History In Warsaw

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 06.07.2013 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

President Barack Obama and Israeli President Shimon Peres are expected to attend the opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. The presence of such dignitaries attests to the tremendous significance that this endeavor holds for Jews worldwide as well as Poles.

You've Got a Friend

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 03.18.2013 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

No photo, witty posting or apt political cartoon can match sitting on a park bench with a friend. No amount of clicking "like" stands in for keeping me company before a scary mammogram. Friends take that seat next to you so you don't sit alone.

Polish Court Prohibits Ritual Animal Slaughter

AP | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion

WARSAW, Poland -- A top court in Poland said Tuesday that the ritual slaughter of animals by religious groups, including Jews and Muslims, violates th...

Reflections Of A U.S. Jew In Poland: A Dynamic And Palpable Tension

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.31.2012 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Before the end of my days, for me to be able to say that I have truly accomplished all I needed to accomplish in this world, I must travel back to Krosno. So, in the summer of 2008, I traveled to my ancestral village. When I saw it, tears came to my eyes.

Largest Gathering Of Rabbis In Poland Since WWII

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 01.01.2012 | Religion

WARSAW, Poland — Dozens of rabbis from across Europe have gathered in Warsaw for the largest meeting of Jewish religious leaders in Poland since...

Polish Jewish Museum To Open In April 2013

AP | Posted 11.19.2011 | Religion

WARSAW, Poland -- An ambitious museum devoted to the 1,000-year history of Poland's Jews will open on the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, o...

The Jewish-Polish Wound Of Jedwabne

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

The victims of Jedwabne and other infamous murders never seem to get any rest. Just when we think that the wound has healed, someone comes along and rips it open.