Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Day 3 in Poland
I hope all is well in decadent Amerika:) I am realizing more and more how lucky we are all living in the great USA. Its so much about the little things I take for granted. I can't find ice to save my life and every drink is served cold?? Ok...enough complaining:)
Today went rather well. We had some lectures about the history of Jews in Poland and was amazed as to how many Synagogues there are in Poland...almost none used as Synagogues today. The question of identity came up again and I am still rather vexed on this issue. I WILL get a good answer (I hope) to this question I hope when I meet with Polish students. We then had workshops in small groups talking about key issues of Polands history and is relationship with Jews today and in history. It was hard as there were three languages flying around all the time. I have a new appreciation for ELL students now!
After dinner (which is the same as our lunch) We went downtown to see a play that was based on Yiddish Theater "Dla mnie Bomba". It was very interesting...but again a challenge because of the language issue.
I am posting a few pics. One of me presenting to the group here in Poland and the other...is of the two directors who were leading us in dance last night.
More to come and more photos soon.