Rabbi Michael Schudrich

A Taste Of Poland’s Jewish Past

Non-Jewish Poles establish Jewish-style restaurants throughout the country.

04/17/2013
Staff Writer

Warsaw — At a corner table in the Pod Samsonem restaurant, under framed etchings of the Bible’s Samson and of old Warsaw streetscapes, a middle-aged woman cuts up her “Jewish style” trout one recent evening.

Maria Ryczwolska, left, who is not Jewish, manages Warsaw’s Jewish-style Pod Samsonem restaurant. “How can it not be here?”

The True Face Of Polish Jewry

The latest artistic news about Poland’s small-but-emerging Jewish community centers around Pawel Bramson, a skinhead-turned-Orthodox-Jew who’s featured in a new documentary, “The Moon is Jewish,” which premiered here this winter, won an award at last month’s Jewish Motifs International Film Festival in Warsaw, and subsequently has garnered heavy coverage,

“From neo-Nazi skinhead to black-hatted Jew,” was the headline in JTA this week.  And this on worldjewishdaily.com: “From Malicious to Mashgiach.”

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