The event was organized by a rabbi whose job is to bring back to the fold of Judaism descendants of traumatized Holocaust survivors.
Philip Epstein has stood in the same exact spot on two separate occasions, 72 years apart.
“These people were ghettoized: they knew that they were being herded like animals. Yet you see people smiling into the cameras.”
For lost synagogues in Slovakia, Moravia and Ukraine, sometimes an antique postcard is the only way we can still remember.
The Jewish community of the Polish city of Lodz received its first new Torah scroll since World War II, its rabbi said.
A commemoration in Chicago marking 70 years since the liquidation of the Lodz ghetto offers American Jews and Polish Americans the chance to find common ground.
Avraham Verdiger, who died November 27, was the last Knesset representative of Haredi Judaism’s dwindling labor-progressive wing, Poalei Agudat Yisrael.
Crossposted from Haaretz
On the Yiddish Song of the Week blog, Forverts associate editor Itzik Gottesman writes about “Din Toyre,” a song that deals with the question of Justice, in both the mundane and cosmic senses. The performance was “recorded by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman in the Bronx, 1980s. The singer was a neighbor, M. Bauman, from either Lodz or Warsaw.”
I spent a couple of informative hours last Tuesday evening at “Methods of a Master Illuminator,” a new exhibit of Arthur Szyk’s art showing at the Broome Street Gallery through April 25. Irv Ungar, a dealer and foremost expert on Szyk’s work, and co-curator Allison Chang, have assembled an impressive collection of original art, prints, bound books, and some lesser known pencil sketches, that readily satisfy both the already initiated and the not-yet-initiated, who may have heard of, but never explored up-close, the craft of a ‘master illuminator.’