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Prior to World War II, about one-tenth of Poland’s population was Jewish, and Jews made up almost a quarter of Krakow, Poland’s residents. By the end of the war, 90% of Poland’s Jews had been killed by the Nazis and their accomplices. Many of the Jewish structures in Kazimierz, an area that the Polish King Casimir the Great invited Jews to settle in during the 14th century, still stand in Krakow, though they remain largely emptied of Jewish occupants. more
NEW YORK (JTA) – Jews were “undesirable.” They were “of low physical and mental standards.” They were “filthy.” They were “often dangerous in their … more
I was hoping for a significant religious encounter in Uman, the central Ukrainian city that on Rosh Hashanah is inundated by thousands of Jewish men who journey to the tziyun hakadosh (holy grave … more