by Ilana Brown I had been to Italy and Greece fifteen years before, but in those days I was not interested in finding remnants of Jewish communities and exploring the Jewish past of the area. This summer I had the opportunity to take a whirlwind tour of a few locations in … [Read more...] about An Accidental Odyssey: Jews in the Mediterranean
Krakow’s 7@Nite festival - an innovative, JDC-organized take on the Judaism-without-walls concept - is a smorgasbord of sights and sounds. For one night a year, the city’s seven remaining synagogues open themselves up to the public and host everything from a poetry reading to a … [Read more...] about In Krakow, A Dynamic Judaism Without Walls Festival
by Avi Rubel Last week, while on a personal visit to Uganda, I had the privilege of spending Shabbat with the Abayudaya Jewish community. It was inspirational and also challenged my perception of Jewish peoplehood and of what it means to be part of klal yisrael. In an … [Read more...] about Letter From Uganda
by Maxine Dovere JNS.org WARSAW - The Museum of the History of Polish Jews is built on the hallowed ground of the Warsaw Ghetto, literally on a site of genocide, at the intersection of Gesia and Nalewki Streets. The main entrance faces a plaza dominated by the Nathan Rapoport … [Read more...] about Newly Opened Museum Aims to Show Jews Not a ‘Footnote to Polish History’
How do you say Jewish Peoplehood in French? The answer is: you don't. by Smadar Bar-Akiva There isn't such a word in French. Once again this demonstrates how very often the North America-Israel dialogue leaves out other countries and cultures. At the same time, when you dig … [Read more...] about How Do You Say Jewish Peoplehood in French?