Ruth Ellen Gruber


Poland Remembers Shoah in New Ways

By Ruth Ellen Gruber

Poland Remembers Shoah in New Ways
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.Read More


Jewish Wedding Symbolizes Revival in Poland City of Wroclaw

By Ruth Ellen Gruber

Jewish Wedding Symbolizes Revival in Poland City of Wroclaw
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.Read More


Hungary Jews Unify Around Fight With Government Over Holocaust Whitewash

By Ruth Ellen Gruber

Hungary Jews Unify Around Fight With Government Over Holocaust Whitewash
After rejecting almost $1 million in government grants towards Holocaust commemorations, Hungary’s Jews have launched their own fundraising alliance.Read More


Hungary Designer Has a Little Dreidel (and a Menorah)

By Ruth Ellen Gruber

Hungary Designer Has a Little Dreidel (and a Menorah)
A Hungarian Jewish startup has an avant-garde approach to making menorahs and dreidels. Next up: modernist mezuzas and Seder plates.Read More


Actor Quits Milan Jewish Community Over Israel

By Ruth Ellen Gruber

Actor Quits Milan Jewish Community Over Israel
(JTA) — Since the 1980s the Italian Jewish actor Moni Ovadia has garnered a popular following with stage productions and cabaret acts largely based on Yiddish, klezmer music and Jewish jokes and legends.Read More






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