Israel Copes with Heartbreak & Trauma Following Horrific Terror Attacks
As Hamas unleashed the worst multipronged terror attack on the State of Israel in recent memory, many there are still trying to grapple with these unconscionable systematic murders, which have befallen the Jewish people.
Warsaw’s Painful Jewish Chapters Spawn Modern-Day Proud Remembrances
In April 2021, to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the start of the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto Uprising, a monument was unveiled in the heart of the Polish capital that consisted of a glass cube above an underground chamber. This great touchstone in Warsaw had been a long-forsaken Holocaust-era archive that was hidden by Polish Jewish volunteers. The Ringelblum Archive, named after the leading historian and teacher, Emmanuel Ringelblum, “gave new life to those who died and the testimony of those who witnessed the horrors.
‘All the Red Lines Had Been Crossed’: CEA Talk with Finland Amb. Jari Vilén
In late March, the Hungarian parliament ratified Finland’s NATO membership, which led to joining it as a member a week later. At the time, some Hungarian officials “spent months telling counterparts that they had no objections, and their parliament was simply busy with other business,” as reported by Politico. “Budapest changed its narrative… with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán… arguing the point that some of his legislators had qualms regarding criticism of the state of Hungarian democracy.” While taking longer than perhaps hoped, the Hungarian parliament ultimately voted to ratify it by a margin of 182 to 6 on March 27.
Humanitarian Aid & Commitment Serve as Antidotes to Russia’s War
In September 2022, seven months into Russia’s war in Ukraine, donations across the globe were already flooding in to help this proudly defiant nation. Daria Rybalchenko, executive director of the National Network for Local Philanthropy Development in Kyiv, needed to change course at the time by raising awareness, generating funds, and materializing effective tools to best assist her country. At 25, Rybalchenko now brings over five years of work in the private sector, having already overseen successful projects in this war-torn country that has earned universal admiration for its grit and determination.
Israeli Architect with Romanian Roots Flourishes in ‘Start-Up Nation’
As an Israeli whose family has Central European roots, Amir Rozei is a multidisciplinary architect with an exciting story. Upon graduating from Haifa University nearly a decade ago, Rozei’s career began auspiciously, landing an internship at the famed Daniel Libeskind Studio in New York City. For the past six years, Rozei has worked successfully ever since at one of Israel’s leading architectural firms.
Importance of Human Dignity Within an Often-Unjust World
The Sallux means “salt and light,” which can also be applied to the geopolitical sphere. “Sallux wants to spark a salted debate where needed and to shed light on the issues we face. Sallux presents solutions and will not stay on the safe side of the status quo. [It is] an association that acts as the political foundation for the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM). Formerly known as Christian Political Foundation for Europe (CPFE), [it] supports and underpins the ECPM, especially in terms of political content by Pan-European cooperation and the introduction of analysis, ideas, and policy options,” as is written on its site.
Lauded Historian Discusses Establishment of Jewish Archives in Bosnia
Sarajevo is one of the few major European cities to have a mosque, Catholic church, Eastern Orthodox church, and synagogue all within the same neighborhood. Thus, the ‘Jerusalem of Europe,” is surely an apt moniker to describe this hybrid locale.
Short Film Exposes Crackdown on Belarusian Journalists
Author: Jared Feldschreiber International correspondents often face harassment and even jail time within many current authoritarian regimes. This phenomenon is nothing new, but it has grown increasingly rampant and spotlighted in countries like Belarus where brave protesters have fought against the fraught election results that re-elected Aleksandr Lukashenko as its president in 2020. Two years […]
Lublin’s Sorrowful Jewish Past Afflicts It To the Present Day
The fate of Polish Jewry seemed grim following the German Nazi invasion and systematic killing of a once-thriving community that lasted hundreds of years in the country. Now, Jewish groups within cities like in Lublin are not just fostering education programs about the religion, but revitalizing it in spectacularly compelling ways. Author: Jared Feldschreiber Leading […]
Poland’s Brave Response to Russia’s War
While Putin’s War on Ukraine has ravaged the entire continent with ramifications for world events for decades, many groups, citizens, and refugees in Poland continue to step up in a big way. Author: Jared Feldschreiber Ukrainians represent the biggest external community living in Poland. Ukraine House, based in the Muranów neighborhood of Warsaw, was formed as […]