Jews in Far-Flung Places

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EUROPE:

  • Although “many Jews harbor a seething, deep-seated hostility toward Polandâ€?, there are many positive signs in Poland, including “Poland’s vibrant and emerging Jewish lifeâ€?, new permission to submit claims for lost communal property, a pro-Israel stance by the government, and full Jewish studies programs at three universities. (J)
  • Yitzhak Szyf helps revive Jewish life in Transylvania. (Combined Jewish Philanthropies)
  • Dov Hikind, having toured in England, France, Belgium and Germany, reports that local leaders are quite gloomy about the future. (The Jewish Week)

SOUTH OF THE BORDER:

  • Nathan Englander, who has no connection to Argentina “but has dedicated most of his adult life to writing a novel set there,â€? gives us a tour of Jewish Argentina and the Dirty War, which is the focus of his book. (Nextbook)
  • A photoessay of the Jewish cowboys (gauchos) of Argentina. (BBC)

Posted on June 28, 2007

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