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Poland’s new education minister once called Holocaust memorial a “scandal”

A Polish politician who last year called a memorial for Jews killed by Poles during the Holocaust an “anti-Polish scandal” was tapped to become the country’s next education minister.

Wall paintings in Włodawa Beit Midrash to be restored with EU grant

The polychrome wall paintings in the Beit Midrash of the historic synagogue complex in Włodawa will be restored in a two-year,  €1.2 million operation mostly funded by the EU.

Polish parliament drops proposal to ban export of kosher, halal meat

A ban on the for-export production of kosher and halal meat in Poland is off the table for the parliament.

Tombstones vandalized at Jewish cemetery in Poland

About 20 tombstones were damaged at a Jewish cemetery in Zabrze in southern Poland, the third case of vandalism at a Polish Jewish cemetery this month.

Polish parliament to debate bill on ending export of kosher, halal meat

Poland’s ruling party said that it will introduce a bill to make kosher and halal meat permissible for Poles but not for export.

Lublin to host Jewish Culture Festival

A Jewish Culture Festival will take place for the first time in the city of Lublin, in eastern Poland.

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