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Re: Krakow church holds service against 'kikes who spit on us'

Related news:

Poland's first female rabbi hopes to 'bring Jewish life'

LUBLIN, Poland — Rabbi Tanya Segal wraps a fringed prayer shawl around her shoulders, perches a guitar on crossed legs and leads a group of Poles in songs celebrating the Jewish sabbath.
In this city once known as Poland's Jerusalem, where the rabbis of prewar Poland were men wearing black coats and hats, long beards and sidelocks, Segal cuts a distinctive figure.

A Russian-born Israeli with long fiery red hair, she is the first full-time female rabbi in Poland. Her arrival in December in a land where Jewish life was all but wiped out in the Holocaust is a testament to the unabated revival of that life now — and a new diversity taking root amid the growth of the community.

Segal, a youthful and energetic 50-year-old, lives in Warsaw but travels frequently around Poland, guitar in tow, on a mission to bring Jewish traditions to corners of the country of 38 million where large Yiddish-speaking communities thrived for centuries until World War II.

"It's really a challenge," Segal said after leading a Shabbat service on a recent Friday night in a spacious room nestled above Grodzka Gate, an arched passageway that separated Lublin's Christian and Jewish quarters.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2008-02-14-poland-female-rabbi_N.htm

Re: Krakow church holds service against 'kikes who spit on us'

also:

No trial against Jan Tomasz Gross

Polish-American historian Jan Tomasz Gross will not face trial in Poland for his book "Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz" about anti-Semitism in Poland after World War II. Grzegorz Pawelczyk welcomes the decision of the public prosecutor's office in Cracow to drop the charges of slandering the Polish nation and incitement of the people. "We will thus avoid a trial that - regardless of the outcome - would have compromised Poland in the eyes of the world. Bringing charges against [the authors of ] books or press articles is anyway absurd. All cases of this kind, other than those concerned with false information, violate a fundamental principle of democracy, namely, freedom of speech. A further problem in Poland is that many judges either do not understand what freedom of speech means or have no idea how a publishing house works."

http://europe.courrierinternational.com/eurotopics/article.asp?langue=uk&publication=12/02/2008&cat=CULTURE&pi=1


"A further problem in Poland is that many judges either do not understand what freedom of speech means or have no idea how a publishing house works."

Re: Krakow church holds service against 'kikes who spit on us'

The UK doesn't either.

It is regularly used as a destination for libel tourism by rich Arabs and others who want to suppress books.

It's just that Brits are not told about it. Americans are.

Re: Krakow church holds service against 'kikes who spit on us'

Leszek Bubel, former MP and presidential candidate has posted an anti-Semitic video on YouTube

The head of an extreme-right National Polish Party has posted a video on YouTube in which he says he is a "proud anti-Semite."

Leszek Bubel states in the four-and-a-half-minute video, "We used to have a Jew on every rooftop but we got rid of them. Jews, Poland is not your country; get out and leave us be."

Bubel's video is viewed by some in Poland as a reaction to a widely discussed book by Polish-American historian Jan Tomasz Gross, whose father was Jewish. The Gross book "Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz" released in the U.S. in 2006 and last month in Polish, posits that Poland society was consumed with hatred towards Jews even after the Holocaust, resulting in pogroms right after World War II.

Bubel is known for publishing anti-Semitic tracts and has been prosecuted but never convicted under Poland's anti-racism laws. His party has never held seats in the Parliament.

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/107050.html

Search for the video using "Longinus Zerwimycka"

Re: Krakow church holds service against 'kikes who spit on us'

I'm sure there are plenty like leszek bubel, but surely this thread is about the catholic church's involvement and not about individual prejudices?

Two separate issues.

Re: Krakow church holds service against 'kikes who spit on us'

Look the same sort of subject to me - hatred of Jews.

Re: Krakow church holds service against 'kikes who spit on us'

It is specifically about the church in Poland allowing an anti semitic event to happen in its building Angela. That's why the title starts "krakow church holds service" and that's why the thread was interesting. Polish/Jewish relations in general have already been discussed on the western liberals/auschwitz thread and it would be very dull to start duplicating it all again here. New subjects should have new threads.