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Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on Saturday

Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on Saturday

Added 2014-04-18

This coming Saturday, April  19th,  will mark the 71st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. This year, the date coincides with the

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Pesach and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Pesach and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Added 2014-04-17

Pesach is one of the most important Jewish holidays. It is present in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews on many levels.A unique crack in the structure

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Film about Bruno Schulz in production

Film about Bruno Schulz in production

Added 2014-04-17

A few weeks ago, we talked about the casting for the main protagonist in a documentary film about the life and works of Bruno Schulz. Finally, the actor

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Will the Bund archive be discovered before the 71st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising?

Will the Bund archive be discovered before the 71st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising?

Added 2014-04-16

Archaeologists have arrived in the Krasiński Garden in Warsaw once again. Another phase of the search for the lost archive of the Bund party has begun.In

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Pesach and matzo

Pesach and matzo

Added 2014-04-16

Today is the second day of the Jewish holiday of Pesach. It is worth highlighting several interesting facts about matzo, which is intricately related to

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Pesach today and in the past

Pesach today and in the past

Added 2014-04-15

Before the beginning of Pesach, many Polish Jewish households were cleaned of all chametz (bread and other leavened foods).  Seders are

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Chag Pesach Sameach!

Chag Pesach Sameach!

Added 2014-04-14

This evening, the 15th of the month of Nisan, marks the commencement of Pesach, one of the fundamental holidays in Judaism. It commemorates the Exodus

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New management board of the Jewish Religious Community in Warsaw

New management board of the Jewish Religious Community in Warsaw

Added 2014-04-14

Last Monday, we wrote about the results of the elections to the management board of the Jewish Religious Community in Warsaw. On the same day, the Community

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