A wall calendar with vintage postcards depicting Jewish customs and everyday life. The calendar includes candle-lighting times for Shabbat & holidays, as well as times for fasts for four cities – Warsaw, Cracow, Lodz, and Wroclaw.
Is there Jewish life in Poland after the Shoah? Should there be? How do present-day Polish Jews, children and grand-children of survivors, relate both to the wartime horrors and to the glorious history of Polish Jewry which preceded them? Do they feel comfortable living as a tiny minority in an overwhelmingly Catholic country? How do their Polish and Jewish identities interact? How did living for forty years under Communism impact on their fate? Konstanty Gebert was a witness and participant of many of the events he describes in his collection of essays on post-war Polish Jewry. His book is an indispensable guide for all those who want to understand the Polish Jewish experience today.
It is rare occasion when a book is written by someone who is both an activist and a scholar of the subject. Stanisław Krajewski was one of a handful of young Polish Jews who began their Jewish journey more than 25 years ago and has the vantage point of having seen all the changes in Polish Jewish society as well in Polish society at large. He has combined this experience both with a scholarly knowledge of this subject and the sensitivity of a deeply spiritual person. This book will add significantly to our appreciation and comprehension of a subject which is little understood. Krajewski's work is a testament to the perseverance of the human soul. We all owe a great debt of thanks to Stanisław Krajewski.
Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi, Jewish Community of Poland
Nesim means “miracles” in Hebrew. Clearly, the survival of almost any Polish Jew, during the most determined genocide mankind had ever witnessed, is nothing short of miraculous. Yet few would consider being arrested, sent to a Russian concentration camp for seven years, or having to flee one’s country, as miracles one has to be grateful for. And yet, when telling the incredible events of his life, David Mitzner often repeats: “All around me there were nesim”. As he looks back, he chooses not to view events through the only too justified bitterness and despair, which linger on just below the surface. What he sees are miracles, bestowed on a simple man by a mysteriously merciful God.
Collection of Chassidic stories, collected and translated into German by Alexander Eliasberg, a Russian Jew, who based his stories on Jewish prayerbooks and „Kehal Chassidim”. "Legends of Polish Jews" were originaly published in 1916 in Munich.
The Holocaust: Voices of Scholars is a collection of 24 personal essays-reflections of eminent scholars and experts in research into the history of the Holocaust. Individuals, who for the greater part of their life have researched Extermination, write about their difficulties, questions, and most important points of reflection. They do so on the basis of their own experiences and thoughts, not avoiding criticism as well as creating new visions and demands for the future. The book was edited by Dr Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, the director of the Holocaust Studies Center at Jagiellonian University in Cracow.
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