The Jewish Press in Poland Today
Several Jewish periodicals are published
regularly in Poland today. For the most part, these serve the needs of
the Jewish Communities and friends of the Polish Jews.
Midrasz is a social and cultural monthly that has been published in
Polish since 1997. It is primarily devoted to Jewish life in Poland and
abroad. Midrasz features articles on current events, history, and
numerous editorials, letters and reports from all over the world.
Midrasz also includes commentaries on the Torah and Hebrew lessons.
Midrasz is also an excellent resource for people who want to become
acquainted with the world of Polish Jews today. The publication is
supported by the R. Lauder Foundation. Subscriptions to "Midrasz" are
available in Ruch kiosks and at the post office, and can be bought at
Empik stories and better bookstores.
Editor-in-Chief: Piotr Pazinski
ul. Twarda 6
Tel: +48 22 654 64 24, +48 22 654 31 55
Tel/Fax: +48 22 654 31 56
Sterndlech is an irregular publication for Jewish children, but is
also read by children whose families strive to raise them in a spirit of
respect for other cultures. It is published by the Sterndlech
Association, which means "little star" in Yiddish. Sterndlech provides
children with the opportunity to learn about traditions and religion
through games and attractively presented materials. Subjects covered
include the Jewish calendar, children's literature and kosher cuisine,
as well as Hebrew and Yiddish lessons. Many pages from each number may
be collected, such as the Small Encyclopedia of Judaism.
Editor-in-Chief: Jacek Cholewicki
ul. Twarda 6
Tel: +48 22 652 22 00
Das Yidishe Vort - Zydowskie Slowo is the successor to the Jewish
newspaper Volksstime that was published since 1946. It is published
every two weeks in Warsaw by the Towarzystwo Spoleczno-Kulturalne Zydów w
Polsce (Social and Cultural Association of Jews in Poland) and is
bilingual, with some sections published in Yiddish and some in Polish.
The two sections do not mirror each other entirely: the Polish texts are
more focused on the coverage of current events, whereas the Yiddish
pages concentrate more on Jewish culture -especially Yiddish literature.
The publication can be purchased in Empik stores, through Ruch
subscriptions, or in the editorial offices.
Until recently, the editor-in-chief was Adam Rok.
Recent developments: Because of conflicts
within the Board of the Social and Cultural Association of Polish Jews,
the well-respected editor Adam Rok was dismissed; when he left, his
staff followed. At present the publication's future remains uncertain.
Editorial office address:
Plac Grzybowski 12/16 (in the building of the State Jewish Theater),
Tel: +48 22 620 05 48 (editor-in-chief),
Tel: +48 22 620 05 49 (Polish section)
Tel: +48 22 620 05 42 (administration)
In addition, the Jewish Almanach (Almanach Zydowski) is published
irregularly by the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland.