For the sixth year in a row, the seven synagogues in Krakow’s historic Jewish district, Kazimierz, opened their doors for 7@Nite – or the Night of the Synagogues, a one-night mini-festival aimed at bolstering Jewish pride and promoting Jewish awareness among the public.
When Pope Francis crosses the Tiber River to visit to Rome’s Great Synagogue on Sunday, he’ll become the third pontiff in history to do so. But his 1.5-mile journey to the towering Tempio Maggiore shows that what was once unthinkable is now the norm.
Auschwitz is a place where history, commemoration and, increasingly, mass tourism collide. And as the recent debacle over so-called ‘Auschwitz showers’ shows, the overlap of museum and memory doesn’t alway go smoothly.
The $100 million dollar facility will be open to the public, offering kosher-vegetarian options to a seafood-centric city.
Interest in Jewish culture is mushrooming in Poland, especially among non-Jews. In many ways, the much-heralded POLIN museum is just high-profile tip of a very big iceberg.
No Jews have lived in Nova Cerekev since the Holocaust. But driving into the nondescript little town 80 miles from Prague, you still can’t miss the synagogue.
Two very different events, hundreds of miles apart, demonstrated the wide range of ways in which the memory of Jews and the Holocaust are commemorated in Poland.
When Katka Reszke and Slawomir Grunberg tied the knot at the historic White Stork synagogue in this southwestern Polish city, they were determined that the occasion would be more than just a wedding.
After rejecting almost $1 million in government grants towards Holocaust commemorations, Hungary’s Jews have launched their own fundraising alliance.
A Hungarian Jewish startup has an avant-garde approach to making menorahs and dreidels. Next up: modernist mezuzas and Seder plates.