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Judaism and Zionism in the Heart of Krakow

The world famous festival dedicated to Jewish culture in Poland is running in Krakow for the 24th year.Nissan Tzur, 6/29/2014, 6:05 AM

Exclusive Interview with Krakow's New Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Eliezer Gur-Ari, incumbent Chief Rabbi of Krakow, talks to Arutz Sheva on Jewish life - and anti-Semitism - in Poland.Nissan Tzur, 6/9/2014, 7:17 PM

A Jewish Rennaissance in Krakow

'Israel Days in Krakow' bring in the crowds as students take pride in their Jewish identity.Nissan Tzur, 5/12/2014, 11:28 AM

Survivor Says He Overcame Nazis Three Times

Asher Oud, who survived two ghettos and three concentration camps, said he had achieved three victories over the NazisYaakov Levi, 4/27/2014, 8:55 PM

Skinheads Party in Majdanek

Three young men post incriminating photos of the crazed visit in social media, are apprehended.Uzi Baruch, 4/6/2014, 10:28 AM

Jewish WWII Gravestones Saved From Destruction

Seven gravestones in abandoned house in Poland found by chance before demolition, part of destroyed Jewish cemetery.Nissan Tzur, 4/2/2014, 4:09 PM

Polish Official Calls to End Kosher Slaughter Ban

Poland's human rights ombudsman says Warsaw should advance legislation to legalize kosher slaughter, as a matter of human rights.David Lev, 2/6/2014, 1:16 PM

Knesset MKs Visit Auschwitz

Landmark delegation of MKs, Polish MPs, Israeli and Polish governments visit Auschwitz for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.Tova Dvorin, 1/27/2014, 5:51 PM

MK Feiglin: I'm Not Going to Poland - Here's Why

MK Feiglin will not join historic Knesset session at the site of the Auschwitz death camp; says visits send the wrong message.Maayana Miskin, 1/26/2014, 1:46 PM

13% of Poles Think Jews Guilty of 'Blood Libel'

WZO poll finds anti-Semitism rampant in Poland; calls on Israeli government to take EU to task over rampant anti-Semitism there.Tova Dvorin, 1/26/2014, 12:49 PM

Majdanek Employee Charged with Anti-Semitism

An employee of the museum at the former Majdanek camp and five others charged after placing anti-Semitic posters in Lublin.Elad Benari, 1/26/2014, 4:50 AM

British Police Charge Soccer Fans Chanting 'Yid'

The 3 men will be tried in February for chanting derogatory term during soccer matches, following warnings against use of word.Ari Yashar, 1/22/2014, 2:16 AM

Taiwan Translates First Report on Auschwitz

Chinese-language edition of the first account of Auschwitz, by Polish hero Witold Pilecki, to be released Wednesday.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2014, 2:12 AM

Polish Catholic Church Shows Blood Libel Painting

On Thursday for church's international Day of Judaism, controversial picture uncovered to expose realities of anti-Semitic past.Ari Yashar, 1/17/2014, 8:05 AM

Poland: 'Jews to Gas Chambers' Not Racist

Municipal prosecutor rules anti-Semitic chants by Polish League soccer fans were not a racist criminal offense.Ari Yashar, 1/16/2014, 4:49 PM

Polish Opposition: Don't Say 'Polish Death Camp'

Poland opposition's bill would impose prison sentences on those who say Nazi concentration camps were "Polish camps."Elad Benari, Canada, 1/10/2014, 10:10 PM

Campaign to Restore Historic Synagogue

Polish campaigners say that unless funds are found soon, Krasnik synagogue restoration at risk.Michael Freund, 1/3/2014, 2:22 PM

Turkish Students Guilty of Auschwitz Nazi Salute

Pair of 22 year-old history students avoid jail, receive 6-month suspended sentence in second such incident in recent months.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2013, 10:33 PM

Auschwitz: Turks Arrested over Nazi Salutes

Second incident in three months sees Turkish students arrested - this time under infamous sign at the entrance to notorious Nazi camp.Ari Soffer, 12/9/2013, 6:14 PM

Jews and Muslims Have Joint Beef With Polish Ban

Jews and Muslims cooperate in bringing official complaint to EU against Polish ban on ritual slaughter (shechita).Ari Yashar, 11/28/2013, 4:55 PM

Polish President: Hope to Resolve Shechita Issue

President of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski, says his government was very concerned over the ban on kosher slaughter in his country.David Lev, 11/4/2013, 6:30 PM

Lithuania Trying to Cash in On Slaughter Ban

Lithuania takes a step towards legalizing the ritual slaughter of livestock for food after neighboring Poland imposed a ban.Elad Benari, 10/16/2013, 5:44 AM

Turkish Pair Arrested for Nazi Salutes at Majdanek

Two Turkish students could face up to three years in jail for "promoting fascism" after shouting "Heil Hitler" at Israeli group.Ari Soffer & Ege Berk Korkut, 10/15/2013, 1:39 PM

Poland: Catholic Church Defends Ritual Slaughter

Poland's senior Catholic clergy say Jewish ritual slaughter must be reinstated in the country to protect religious freedom.Adam Ross, 10/3/2013, 5:20 PM

Family of 'Pianist' Loses Polish Defamation Case

Widow and son of man who inspired the protagonist in famous Holocaust film "The Pianist" angry over false claims of Nazi collaboration.Arutz Sheva, 9/30/2013, 10:34 PM

Brussels Could Save Polish Kosher Slaughter

A Polish lawyer says the recent ban of kosher slaughter must be rescinded as it flouts EU regulations.Adam Ross, 9/20/2013, 1:31 PM

Israeli Court Orders Expulsion of Polish Activist

Kamil Qandil's deportation ordered over "connections with terrorist organizations."Ari Soffer, 9/11/2013, 6:20 PM

Polish Muslim: Kosher, Halal Slaughter Are Legal

The head of Poland's Muslim community says a ban on halal and kosher slaughter is invalid under European law.Elad Benari, 9/11/2013, 3:43 AM

Poland's Top Court to Rule on Kosher Slaughter Ban

Poland's top court will consider whether Jews and Muslims can perform kosher and halal slaughter despite a recent ban.Elad Benari, 9/4/2013, 4:44 AM

Pope to 'Investigate' Polish Slaughter Ban

Pope Francis has ordered an investigation into a Polish ban on the ritual kosher slaughter of animals, says WJC head Ron Lauder.Elad Benari, 9/3/2013, 2:13 AM

Ms. Livni, Remember the Recovered Territories

There is an historical precedent for a workable solution.Rabbi Eric Hammer, 8/16/2013, 4:43 PM

Schindler's Rare Blueprints Sold for $63,426

Blueprints for an expansion of Oskar Schindler's Poland factory were sold at an online auction, along with other documents.Elad Benari, 8/16/2013, 5:44 AM

'Hidden' Polish Jews Embrace Heritage in Israel

Shavei Israel has brought a group of "hidden" Polish Jews to Israel, to help them get closer to the Jewish people.David Lev, 8/15/2013, 12:59 PM

"Auschwitz Birkenau must Stay Authentic"

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation is garnering worldwide support to make sure the historic death camp will be preserved forever.Hezki Baruch, Poland, 8/5/2013, 3:14 AM

Israeli in Death Camp: The People of Israel Live

Jonny Daniels, member of the Israeli delegation to Poland, spoke emotionally at a ceremony in Treblinka. Watch the video.Hezki Baruch, Poland, 8/5/2013, 2:12 AM

Report: Burgas Bomb Smuggled from Poland

The detonator and remote control used in the Burgas attack were smuggled in from Poland, a newspaper reports.Elad Benari, 7/30/2013, 4:46 AM

Polish Minister: Court Needs to Rule on Slaughter

Poland's top court will have to rule whether kosher slaughter can be performed, says Polish Minister Michal Boni.Elad Benari, 7/23/2013, 4:15 AM

Polish Minister Promises to Fight Slaughter Ban

The Polish Minister in charge of a committee on solving the kosher slaughter ban says he's prepared to go to the Constitutional Court.Elad Benari, 7/22/2013, 6:15 AM

Polish PM to Form Committee to Discuss Slaughter

Polish Prime Minister gives his consent to the establishment of a committee that will find a solution to allow kosher slaughtering.Elad Benari, 7/19/2013, 4:42 AM

Poland's PM: No Plans to Reverse Slaughter Ban

Poland's PM Donald Tusk says he has no plans to reintroduce legislation to lift a ban on the production of kosher meat.Elad Benari, 7/17/2013, 6:13 AM

"Jews Must Unite to Protest Polish Shechita Ban"

European Jewish Association calls on Jews worldwide to unite their efforts to reverse decision to ban shechita in PolandRina Tzvi , 7/16/2013, 6:00 PM

Europe's Jews Call for Unity Over Shechita Ban

European Jewish Association calls for united efforts towards reversing the Polish parliament's decision to ban kosher slaughter.Elad Benari, 7/16/2013, 4:44 AM

Israel Summons Polish Ambassador On Shechitah Ban

Poland's ambassador was summoned to Jerusalem to register a formal protest against that nation’s ban against ritual slaughter (shechitah).Chana Ya'ar, 7/15/2013, 5:45 PM

Knesset Speaker Tells Poland: Rethink Shechita Ban

MK Edelstein: Poland has moral duty to change 'unacceptable decision' on kosher slaughterGil Ronen, 7/14/2013, 8:11 PM

Poland Strikes Down Kosher Slaughter Bill

Poland's parliament rejects the ritual slaughter of livestock for food, angering the Jewish community as well as farmers and exporters.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/13/2013, 1:35 AM

Introducing Today’s Polish Jews

Activist Sam Konig goes beyond the Holocaust to introduce young Jews to Polish Jewish life in 2013.Yoni Kempinski and A7 staff, 6/16/2013, 11:50 AM

Minister Falls Ill after Auschwitz Visit

Education minister was carried off prime minister's plane in a stretcher when it returned to Israel.Gil Ronen, 6/13/2013, 9:54 PM

Netanyahu at Auschwitz: This Won't Happen Again

Netanyahu opens a new Holocaust exhibition at the site of the Auschwitz death camp.Arutz Sheva, 6/13/2013, 5:07 PM

Netanyahu: Stop Negotiating About Negotiations

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu calls on the Palestinian Authority to come to the negotiating table without delay.Elad Benari, 6/13/2013, 3:14 AM

Netanyahu: Iran's Elections Change Nothing

Tehran "regime will continue to be led by one man, one ruler (who) will continue Iran's quest for nuclear weapons."Arutz Sheva, 6/12/2013, 10:02 PM

PM Backs Away from Endorsing PA State

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has reportedly backed away from making a prepared joint statement endorsing a Palestinian Authority state.Chana Ya'ar, 6/12/2013, 3:19 PM

PM to Say ‘Two-State Solution’ is Urgently Needed

A planned statement refers to an ‘urgent need’ for the ‘two-state solution.’ Netanyahu: I didn’t read it yet.Maayana Miskin, 6/12/2013, 10:36 AM

Poland to Reintroduce Kosher Shechita Practices

The Polish government has drafted regulations aimed at reducing animals’ suffering and permitting kosher and halal slaughter. Arutz Sheva staff, 4/25/2013, 1:55 PM

Hundreds Gather to Mark Ghetto Uprising

Hundreds of people, including Holocaust survivors, gathered as Poland marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/19/2013, 11:14 PM

Poland's Jews Mark 70th Anniversary of Uprising

Around 100 people gathered at Warsaw's synagogue to pay tribute to the Jews who took part in the Warsaw ghetto uprising.Elad Benari, 4/19/2013, 6:15 AM

Poland Marks Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Poland's parliament paid tribute to fighters of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, amid a host of events marking the 70th anniversary this week. Arutz Sheva staff, 4/17/2013, 10:18 PM

Poll: High Anti-Semitism Among Warsaw Teens

Poll shows anti-Jewish sentiment among youth in Poland's capital. 44% don't want a Jewish neighbor., 4/16/2013, 8:54 PM