70th anniversary of the Kielce pogrom
The Passover Haggadah
The Passover Haggadah is the story of the Jews’ liberation and departure from Egypt. Every Jewish household should posses a copy of the text.
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
„My dream has come true. Jewish self-defense in the ghetto was a fact. Jewish armed resistance and vengeance have become reality. I was a witness of great, heroic struggle of Jewish fighters”, wrote Mordechaj Anielewicz on 23 April 1943 to Icchak Cukierman, responsible for contact with Polish underground, who remained outside of the Warsaw Ghetto at that time.
The Pesach Festival
This year, the Pesach Festival will begin in the evening on 19 April and will last until Saturday, 27 April. It is a very old festival, described in the Torah and considered one of the most important holidays in Judaism. It is called the great festival of freedom, because it commemorates the Exodus. On their way to the Promised Land, the Jews had gained their complete identity as a nation linked by fundamental ideas – faith in one God, ethical commandments and the sense of chosenness.
77th anniversary of Menachem Linder’s death
A talented scholar, dedicated with his entire heart and soul to the development of Jewish culture, founder of YIKOR, the Jewish Cultural Organization. Ringelblum, whose Linder was one of the closest associates, wrote about him: ’he wasn’t preoccupied with science for science itself. As a devoted Socialist, he applied science to his work towards everyday social aid’.
102nd anniversary of Ludwik Zamenhof’s death
Ludwik Łazarz Zamenhof (actual name — Eliezer Lewi Samenhof) was the creator of Esperanto, the international language. He died of heart failure on 14 April 1917 in Warsaw and was buried at the Jewish cemetery at Okopowa street.
„I have come from very far away to bring bad news”
On 11 April 1987, Primo Levi died in Turin. Karolina Ziółkowska from the Tłomackie Bookstore writes about the Italian author.