Wednesday , 22 October 2014
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  • What Makes Us Happy? A Symposium

    What Makes Us Happy? A Symposium

    The search for happiness is as old as humanity itself. In Jewish culture, the subject of happiness surfaces in biblical psalms, rabbinic commentary, Talmudic pilpul and the musings of the Mussar and Hasidic movements, to name a few. Confronted with t...

  • Jewish Word // Kinehora

    Jewish Word // Kinehora

    In 2004, the stoic, cowboy-esque Clint Eastwood unexpectedly proved himself more Tevye the Dairyman than Dirty Harry. In response to a reporter’s question about the chances of his movie, Mystic River, winning the Best Picture Oscar, Eastwood cried, “...

  • Becoming Jan Karski

    Becoming Jan Karski

    One of the lesser-known heroes of World War II was Jan Karski (1914-2000), an officer in the Polish Underground resistance who infiltrated the Warsaw Ghetto twice... This past April, actor David Strathairn took on the role of Karski in a dramatic rea...

  • Our Man in Warsaw: Konstanty Gebert

    Our Man in Warsaw: Konstanty Gebert

    Born in 1953 when Poland was under communist rule,Konstanty Gebert viewed his Jewish lineage as a “biographical accident” until he was 15. ...

  • 2014 Spotlight on Poland

    2014 Spotlight on Poland

    PREVIEW OF THE CORE EXHIBITION OF THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS My personal journey to Jewish identity has taken place by way of the past. Like many immigrants from Eastern Europe, my grandparents and great-grandparents rarely spoke of th...










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