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Rage over abortion law in Poland rattles Israeli ‘Polonia’ in Tel Aviv

The heated debate over abortion laws in Poland came to Tel Aviv after two workers at the Polish Institute were sacked for protests targeting the ruling Law and Justice Party.

This non-Jewish leader is working to clean up Poland’s Jewish cemeteries

“I thought to myself: Why are we fixing Catholic churches in Ukraine but don’t do anything about one of the most important cemeteries in Poland?”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
18/11/2020
JEWS LIVING in a shtetl in Poland
New app shines light on Polish Jewry outside Holocaust

The app shows images from the 19th century until the present day in an effort to paint a broader picture of every aspect of Poland's rich Jewish history.

16/11/2020
Holocaust rescuer’s 101st birthday draws video greetings from 49 countries

Walaszczyk rescued his Jewish girlfriend and 50 others during the Holocaust. He also fought the Germans as part of the underground, smuggling allied troops across borders.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
14/11/2020
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50% of Israeli middle-aged women suffered teeth-grinding during lockdown

The rise in these symptoms are unsurprising, as they are typically caused by stress and anxiety, both of which were on the rise during the first lockdown as the population struggled to cope.

12/11/2020
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Polish government vows to introduce new bill to end ritual slaughter

Puda did not explain the reason for the decision, but he seemed to suggest that the original legislation was not restrictive enough on ritual slaughter, a $1.8 billion industry in Poland

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
07/11/2020
Demonstrators block a street during an anti-government protest in Warsaw, Poland
Polish abortion protests putting Jewish communal conflict in spotlight

The Religious Jewish Community of Warsaw organization and an emissary of the Chabad movement in Warsaw clashed over the abortion protests.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
05/11/2020
Polish President Andrzej Duda tests positive for coronavirus

Duda's infection comes as the country faces a surge in the COVID-19 epidemic, with new infections hitting a daily record of more than 13,600 on Friday.

By REUTERS
24/10/2020
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Poland postpones kosher meat export ban till 2025

"The provisions in this bill relating to kosher exports have had a very rough ride. It is clear that they enjoy little support from farmers and command little enthusiasm from the Senate itself."

14/10/2020
Biggest World War II bomb found in Poland explodes while being defused

It weighed nearly 5,400 kg, including 2,400 kg of explosive.

By REUTERS
13/10/2020
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