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From East to West - Hard to be a Jew without community

Being Jewish is difficult with community. I do not mean just people who are alike, but every kind of Jew you could imagine, there are many varieties. A few months ago, while on the Nahum Goldmann Fellowship in Warsaw, I had a chance to listen to professor Schachter lecture using a poster/advertisement displaying various kinds of Jews, by comparing them to the idea represented by Starbucks.

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Football club Cracovia

Every self-respecting football fan knows perfectly which team is the oldest one, however not everyone knows its history. Cracovia has been renowned for its openness and tolerance, especially towards the Jews who gave foundations to the club and provided many activists and football players. The history of Cracovia consists of rises and falls. As a generally academic and Jewish team, it had its greatest sports achievements before the war. After the war had ended, it was brutally marginalised by the communist authorities. Despite their persecutions, the “Stripes” was a brand still acknowledged in the whole Poland and many people identified themselves with them.

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