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Last week, my family and I flew to Poland to attend the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow. Now in its 26th year, the festival brings together thousands of musicians, artists and fans from around the city and globe to explore Krakow’s storied — and largely lost — Jewish past, and celebrate with more than a week of vibrant cultural events and concerts centered in the old (and now exceedingly hip) Jewish neighborhood, Kazimierz.
Making sure food is part of a museum is not an easy task — fresh dishes will perish, plastic ones miss the point.
The Polish government reportedly is consulting with trade unions on legislation to allow kosher and halal slaughter.
The Polish Press Agency, PAP, reported Jan. 23 that a ministerial committee had given the trade unions copies of a draft amendment allowing ritual slaughter under the Polish Act on the Protection of Animals.
A constitutional court in Poland reportedly has ruled against allowing Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter in the country.
The Warsaw court’s ruling, which was made known on Tuesday, said the government had acted unconstitutionally when it exempted Jews and Muslims from stunning animals before slaughtering them as their faiths require, according to Piotr Kadlcik, president of the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland.
Krakow’s old Jewish quarter, Kazimierz, is famous (or notorious, depending on how you look at it) for its Jewish-themed tourist infrastructure. Its “Jewish” cafes present a nostalgic literary image of prewar Jewish life — some with taste and sensitivity, others in a disturbingly kitschy manner.