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The Torah was returned earlier this month but reported for the first time on Aug. 24. It had been brought to the monastery in Tuchow, approximately 60 miles from Krakow, by an anonymous person who asked the Redemptorist priests to hold the scrolls
Poland (JTA) A Torah scroll that since 1942 has been hidden in a Tuchow monastery was returned to the synagogue in Dabrowa Tarnowska in southern Poland. The Torah was returned earlier this month but reported for the first time on Saturday. It had
Ruth Ellen Gruber I've been writing about the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow for about 20 years, maybe even longerso I have some historical perspective and memory in its regard. Here's my latest piece, a first-personer published in The Forward .
10 April 2013 Before the war, more than 68,000 Jews lived in Krakw,' intoned our guide Bartek, looking mournfully around the crumbling ghetto square. Now there are just 150.' As the last syllables left his lips, a Jewish man appeared. He was followed
ON a Sunday afternoon, in a single-fronted terrace in Carlton, my mother sings Avremele un Yosele...She sings as she attends to her household chores, her black hair tinged with sunlight streaming through the kitchen window. This is how I remember it
The incident involved a waiter (or waiters) at a popular cafe, Moment, who rudely refused service to a group of about a dozen would-be patronsforeigners and Poles, Jews and non-Jews, some wearing kippotlate at night shortly before closing time.
This year I did a couple of lectures to groups who were attending (and observing) the festival. It led to some reminiscing with friends wholike mehave been going to the Festival since the early 1990s. One of the things we talked about what where we
Festival of Jewish Culture in Krakow 1.07.2012 Day 2 Posted Katarzyna Odrzywolek Follow JewishJournal.com on On June 1st, I woke up in my quasi new apartment surrounded by boxes and luggage. I didn't even think about unpacking because at 8:45AM I had
Festival of Jewish Culture in Krakow 30.06.2012 Posted Katarzyna Odrzywolek Follow JewishJournal.com on My very first day of being a Jewish Culture Festival' s volunteer comes to its end. I'm sitting in one of climatic cafes located in Kazimierz,
18 May 2012 Footballers don't always make the best tourists. In the Seventies, West Bromwich Albion were invited to communist China for an exhibition match. Interviewed on top of China's most famous attraction, one player piped up: If you've seen