Meet the Catholic-born Polish Orthodox Jew who’s reviving Yiddish tango

This story is sponsored by the Polish Cultural Institute New York. TEL AVIV — She’s a Catholic-born Polish woman now living as a Modern Orthodox Jew in Israel. As if that weren’t unusual enough, Olga Avigail Mieleszczuk’s life’s work is reviving the musical genre of Yiddish tango — two words rarely uttered in the same breath. Mieleszczuk, known simply as [...]

2018-09-02T00:41:43+00:00Categories: Tributes|0 Comments

The Last Polish-Jewish Cavalryman Rides into the Sunset

When was the last time a horse attended a Jewish funeral? This question, weird as it may sound, does have a precise answer: Sunday April 29, 2018, at Warsaw’s Okopowa cemetery. Polish military custom has it that cavalrymen’s funerals are attended by cavalry horses – and Lieutenant Abram Henryk Prajs of blessed memory had been a [...]

2018-09-01T08:26:24+00:00Categories: Tributes|0 Comments