Three Cities, Three Countries, One Day and Almost Done,

Hello from our bus, I have always been amazed by outstanding drivers and our current bus driver, who has spent time in Canada, but speaks fluent Polish, might be one of the best I have ever experienced. As our group is 54 people with all included, we need a very large bus to keep peopleContinue reading “Three Cities, Three Countries, One Day and Almost Done,”

Ancestry and Adoption, and Life

Hello from almost four months later since the post below was started. It has been a busy week and one that has been varied beyond my imagination. While I have not been a “jet-lag” suffering sort of person, particularly on the trip to Europe, this time did some serious kicking. The second night we wereContinue reading “Ancestry and Adoption, and Life”

 Questioning the Question

Good early afternoon from Costa (the coffee shop with wi-fi and good things to eat, and in close proximity to our accommodations), The morning was a traveling classroom and lecture and visit to the Galicia Jewish Museum. It was, again, a second time for me to visit this museum and listen to the lecture ofContinue reading ” Questioning the Question”

Understanding Complex Questions 

Good late morning from our classroom, Today we have been transported from our dormitories to the 19th century and to consider once again the complex question of Judaism and how so many Jewish people are in Poland by the beginning of the Second World War. The understanding of Jewish identity in Western and Eastern EuropeContinue reading “Understanding Complex Questions “

Watching, Listening, and Learning

Good morning (at least it is in Kraków) and welcome to a blog cooperatively composed, Alexandra Miller, a senior honors student who is studying ASL and Spanish,  is jointly working on today’s entry to provide a dual perspective on this trip to the cities of Eastern and Central Europe and the time spent in classes at theContinue reading “Watching, Listening, and Learning”