2:40 am 01/07/20

Transparent gravestones serve as ghostly reminders of lost world of Jewish cemeteries

2020-01-07T02:50:26+00:00January 7th, 2020|Life in Poland, News and Culture|

original link: https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/transparent-gravestones-serve-as-ghostly-reminders-of-lost-world-of-jewish-cemeteries-9585

HISTORY | LIFE

A ghostly reminder of a lost world. The gravestones mark the spot of an old Jewish cemetery.Obecnie nieobecni – Currently absent/Facebook

Transparent matzevah, Jewish tombstones, are being placed in public spaces and documented as a reminder of the graveyards that once stood on the same spot. ‘Currently Absent’ (Obecnie Nieobecni) is a photographical historical project which aims to commemorate […]

2:28 am 01/07/20

5 Reasons Why “Daf Yomi” Electrifies the Jewish World

2020-01-07T02:30:56+00:00January 7th, 2020|Life in Poland, News and Culture|

5 Reasons Why “Daf Yomi” Electrifies the Jewish World

Jan 5, 2020  |  by Rabbi Shraga Simmons

A quarter-million people celebrate Siyum Hashas – completing the 7-year daily Talmud study cycle.

In every corner of the globe, Jews are energized by Daf Yomi, the program to study the Talmud’s 2,711 double-sided pages in 2,711 days.

From a few hundred participants 50 years ago, Daf Yomi has exploded and on January 1, 2020, one of the largest gathering […]

8:48 pm 01/02/20

The Union of Jewish Communities of Poland Warsaw, December 31, 2019

2020-01-02T20:48:26+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Life in Poland, News and Culture|

The Union of Jewish Communities of Poland
Warsaw, December 31, 2019

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has recently made a number of outrageous statements on the onset of World War II and Poland’s role in it. Particularly scandalous for us Jews is Putin’s manipulation of the note made by the Polish ambassador in Berlin Józef Lipski on his meeting with Adolf Hitler in 1938.

One should not forget that Poland supported the emigration of its 10% Jewish minority. But it did so in part in coordination with […]