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  • Mayer Stambler and Sholom B. Stambler. October 19, 2017
    A recent article in the Forward claimed that by accepting an invitation to a meeting with Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s ruling conservative party, Chabad is “feuding” with Jewish organizations. This is not true. Chabad violated no understanding, explicit or implicit, nor any...
  • President Trump will visit Poland
     In a few days, the President of The United States, Donald Trump, will visit Poland.And on this occasion, it's especially worth highlighting one aspect of his presidency, which is of particular importance here. Donald Trump is the first and only president of the United States to date whose...
  • President Obama's deep cynicism toward the Israeli state emerges once and for all in Iran/U.S. deal.
    ... The recent Iran/U.S. nuclear agreement has been praised or condemned by the usual suspects. Conservatives and critics of the Obama Administration claim it is yet another Munich moment, wherein a deluded West either appeases a hostile, aggressive power or at least buys time before potential...
  • On a beautiful July day in 2013, July 12, to be exact, the Parliament of the Republic of Poland decided that it would not be possible to slaughter livestock in accordance with the norms of religious communities in Poland.
    The vote was preceded by an aggressive campaign by animal rights activists, claiming that kosher slaughter was tantamount to “torturing animals” and “murdering” them.Photo: Sławomir Kamiński / Agencja GazetaThe voice of Polish Jews failed to penetrate to the main media, although numerous efforts...
  • Military and Spiritual Resistance
      The fight against the German Nazis in the Warsaw ghetto was of three kinds: civil resistance (the activities of the population, which strove to survive by various means, organizing food supplies, medical care), military resistance - based on the activity of underground organizations;...
  • March 1968
    At the outbreak of the Six-Day War, in which Israel confronted its Arab “neighbours”, there were about 30 000 Jews living in Poland - a country of 32 million. The older generation consisted of Jews who had survived the Holocaust. Their children, born after the war, quickly assimilated into Polish...
  • Notes from Limmud Poland 2012.
     “We were over 1000 this year” - said someone on the bus as soon as we left the venue of the fifth edition of Limmud Poland, which took place between October 26-28, 2012. Between the prophets and Bruno Schultz, Yiddish film and Jewish social media, feminism and the Holocaust, hundreds of...
  • Or how the philosophical foundations of our civilisation are crumbling.
     Apart from serving as Britain’s Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks is a prominent philosopher and statesman. A member of the House of Lords and a professor at Oxford University and King’s College, he often acts as advisor to British (and other) premiers, and has written numerous books and articles....