Jewish presence in Poland

22.07.2013                      15.Aw.5773                      Tu BeAw

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Jewish presence in Poland

As Jews look more and more to modern Israel to inform their sense of Jewishness, young Poles learn about Yiddishkayt to inform their sense of Polishness.

Most Israelis, and diaspora Jews for that matter, have difficultly understanding why Jews would want to study Yiddish, so when they hear about Polish goy immersing themselves in the rich culture, history and language of the Ashkenaz their puzzled looks tell all. Many fail to grasp how inextricably linked is the history of Jews in Poland with the history of Poland itself. As Jews look more and more to modern Israel to inform their sense of Jewishness, young Poles learn about Yiddishkayt to inform their sense of Polishness….