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2016 Year In Review (Part II)
It’s trite to say so, but what a year that was… If you’re the sort of gloom monger that views their glass as half-empty, then you’ll probably be thinking Poland is about to plunge off a precipice. That maybe so, but it’s sure as hell been interesting getting there.... Read more
The Singer Festival
Held for the first time in 2004, Warsaw’s annual Singer festival has grown rapidly, establishing itself as one of the Europe’s most anticipated festivals of Jewish culture. Over 200 events are planned and these include screenings, guided walks, discussions and workshops. While Próżna and pl. Grzybowski will be the... Read more


Going Out 30 July 2016 0

When I think of Chmielna it’s always as Chmielna A and Chmielna B. The former is the wide pedestrian street most people are familiar with; the latter, the strip that runs behind it. In terms of contrast, the difference between the two couldn’t be more pronounced. Whereas Chmielna A... Read more
Jewish Theatre Fights For Survival
Locked out of the building that has served as their home since 1970, actors from Warsaw’s Teatr Żydowski have refused to be cowed and retaliated in the best way they know how: through raising awareness of their plight by performing for free on Pl. Grzybowski. by Alex WEBBER |... Read more
Edelman Returns!

Edelman Returns!

Blog 15 April 2016 0

Marek Edelman, the Jewish freedom fighter and political activist, is back on the walls of Muranów two years after a mural celebrating his life was controversially destroyed. Once found adorning Nowolipki 9B, the original mural was created to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising but found... Read more
Europe’s Top Museum!

Europe’s Top Museum!

Blog 12 April 2016 0

The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews saw their considerable efforts bear fruit this weekend when they were awarded the top prize at the European Museum of the Year awards. Held on Saturday in San Sebastian, the Warsaw-based museum beat off competition from a shortlist of 49... Read more
Charlotte Menora
Set to become a cornerstone fixture of new look Pl. Grzybowski, Charlotte Menora is already proving popular with fashionistas, good lookers, success stories and plonkers. But if the air is smug and self-satisfied, there’s a good reason for that: Charlotte have come to embody modern urban Poland – energetic,... Read more


Restaurants 19 August 2015 0

There’s been a few Jewish restaurants opened in the last couple of years, and they’ve all quickly folded. Already though, there’s the impression Galil might last the distance, a point underlined by the rather good food. We started with a zesty tabouleh before moving on to grilled chicken breast... Read more
Past, Present, Future…
Warsaw’s sensational Polin Museum has already made an international impact since opening in October. The Insider finds out more about its story… (Text: Paula Rewald | Photos: Ed Wight) Stunning, transformative, enlightening, entertaining – Polin, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which formally opened its permanent exhibition in... Read more