The Honey and The Sting

Beit Polska and Friends of Jewish Renewal in Poland present a new series

Freighted Legacies: The Culture and History of Jewish Interactions in Poland

The Honey and The Sting by Rabbi Walter Rothschild, author, with Rabbi Alan Iser, Drs. Lena Magnon and Miroslaw Patalon

A comprehensive introduction to Judaism in Polish… is there a need? The Honey and The Sting is
about to be published in Polish. This project is an opening to people curious about modern Judaism
both its merits and its struggles.

About the speakers:
Rabbi Walter Rothschild has vast experience in teaching Judaism in the European context and has
served as visiting rabbi for Beit Polska and many other communities. About the book and about
Rabbi Rothschild: https://www.jewishrenewalinpoland.com/the-honey-and-the-sting/

Rabbi Alan Iser is a lecturer in religious studies and theology at several Catholic seminaries in
Philadelphia. He is a former congregational rabbi and has visited Poland several times as a visiting
rabbi.

Lena Magnone is an assistant professor at University of Warsaw working in the area of cultural
history.

Miroslaw Patalon is a full professor in social sciences at University of Gdansk since 2011.
We extend a special invitation to people studying for conversion in congregations throughout the
world to join us for this discussion.
The program will provide an opportunity for questions and engagement with the panel about
contemporary challenges faced by people seeking participation and knowledge of Jewish life and its
community.

Cedaka צדקה PAYPAL
paypal.me/BeitPolska

Bank transfer details

Beit Polska – Związek Postępowych Gmin Żydowskich
Account number:

Bank Pekao S.A.
IBAN: PL47 1240 1040 1111 0010 3311 7066
SWIFT/BIC: PKOPPLPW

Transfer title: „Donation for statutory objectives for Beit Warszawa”

Among the Remnants

Beit Polska and Friends of Jewish Renewal in Poland

present a new series Freighted Legacies: The Culture and History of Jewish Interactions in Poland

Among the Remnants: Josh Gortler’s Journey

Peering out at us on the cover of the memoir ’Among the Remnants: Josh Gortler’s Journey’ is a three-year-old child who survived a trek through wartime Siberia and back to Poland, the country that had been his home, but was now a place of danger. Josh’s journey takes us through post-war Poland’s upheavals and his years of a belated, distorted childhood among Jewish displaced persons (DPs) in Germany, and then to a new life in a strange country, Phoenix, Arizona USA. Josh and the writer Gigi Yellen (of Northwest Public Broadcasting) answered the call of reckoning with the gift and burden of survival, working on the book for three years. Josh Gortler went on to become a leader in the field of social work in service to the elderly, based at the Seattle Jewish community’s world-renowned Kline Galland Home. Now retired, Josh Gortler speaks to schools and inspires leaders. Joanna Michlic, a renowned scholar of great breadth, will join the conversation around an aspect of her work with the narrative experiences of child survivors of the Holocaust.

 

Cedaka צדקה PAYPAL
paypal.me/BeitPolska

Bank transfer details

Beit Polska – Związek Postępowych Gmin Żydowskich
Account number:

Bank Pekao S.A.
IBAN: PL47 1240 1040 1111 0010 3311 7066
SWIFT/BIC: PKOPPLPW

Transfer title: „Donation for statutory objectives for Beit Warszawa”

 

Żądło i miód

Beit Polska and Friends of Jewish Renewal in Poland prezentują nową serię

Freighted Legacies:The Culture and History of Jewish Interactions in Poland

„Żądło i miód” książka autorstwa rabina Waltera Rothschilda,

Webimar z udziałem rabina Alana Iserem, dr. Leny Magnone i Mirosława Patalon

Kompleksowe wprowadzenie do judaizmu w języku polskim… czy jest taka potrzeba? „Żądło i miód” ukażą się w języku polskim. Projekt ten otwiera się na ludzi ciekawych współczesnego judaizmu, zarówno jego zasług, jak i zmagań.

O prelegentach:
Rabin Walter Rothschild ma ogromne doświadczenie w nauczaniu judaizmu w kontekście europejskim i był rabinem wizytującym Beit Polska i wielu innych społeczności. Więcjej o książce  rabina Rothschilda do znalezienia w tym miejscu : https://www.jewishrenewalinpoland.com/the-honey-and-the-sting/

Rabin Alan Iser jest wykładowcą religioznawstwa i teologii na kilku seminariach katolickich w Filadelfii. Jest byłym rabinem kongregacyjnym i kilkakrotnie odwiedzał Polskę jako rabin wizytujący.

Lena Magnone jest adiunktem na Uniwersytecie Warszawskimi gdzie zajmuje się historią kultury.

Mirosław Patalon jest profesorem zwyczajnym nauk społecznych na Uniwersytecie Gdańskim od 2011 roku.

Szczególnie zapraszamy osoby studiujące judaizm w kongregacjach na całym świecie do udziału w tej dyskusji. Program będzie okazją do zadawania pytań i zaangażowania się w panel o współczesnych wyzwaniach, przed którymi stoją osoby poszukujące uczestnictwa i wiedzy o życiu Żydów i ich społeczności.

History on Trial & Historians Tested – Can Governments Re-write History?

Freighted Legacies:

The Culture and History of Jewish Interactions in Poland

History on Trial & Historians Tested – Can Governments Re-write History?

dr. Jan Grabowski

A key aspect of Jan Grabowski’s work focuses on the fate of Jews (circa 1943-44) attempting to elude the Germans. The Russian westward advance against the Germans was a looming force. The German’s dissolution of the large ghettoes and forced labor camps was beginning. Many Jews sought to hide in forests or with farmers. Jews struggled to survive. Grabowski asks what was the role of local Polish mayors, fire departments, vigilante bounty hunters, and the Blue Police (Granatowa policja)? How did Polish society especially in the country-side view what was happening to their Jewish fellow citizens? In the magisterial 1700 page study “Night Without End: The Fate of Jews in Selected Counties of Occupied Poland” Jan Grabowski and Barbara Engelking with other Polish historians report on this question. Their micro-history has been acclaimed. Upon the book’s publication, Jan Grabowski and Barbara Engelking were sued in Polish court for defaming an individual mayor. Dr. Grabowski will talk about the book and the trial.
Registration:

 

Background for Discussion

1. Poles and the Holocaust: new research, old controversies June 29, 2018

https://notesfrompoland.com/2018/06/29/poles-and-the-holocaust-new-research-old-controversies/

2. Ofer Aderet

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/polish-court-rules-in-favor-of-holocaust-researchers-decrying-censorship-1.10122890

3.  A victory for Polish historians:

https://notesfrompoland.com/2021/08/16/holocaust-scholars-win-appeal-against-polish-court-ruling-ordering-them-to-apologise/ 

4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalej_jest_noc

Cedaka צדקה PAYPAL
paypal.me/BeitPolska

Bank transfer details

Beit Polska – Związek Postępowych Gmin Żydowskich
Account number:

Bank Pekao S.A.
IBAN: PL47 1240 1040 1111 0010 3311 7066
SWIFT/BIC: PKOPPLPW

Transfer title: „Donation for statutory objectives for Beit Warszawa”