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Kate Bornstein na okładce „Chiduszu" 7/2021 / Autorka: Katarzyna Modzelewska

Chidusz 7/2021: A Queer and Pleasant Danger [a serial memoire]

The cover features Kate Bornstein – transgender lesbian activist, theorist, and performance artist, „a sublebrity in the pantheon of America’s queer and postmodern subcultures” whose memoire will appear in the next ten issues of Chidusz. But this issue also contains a much less colorful story – the tale of the post-war destruction of the Jewish cemetery in Kępno.

Fragment okładki „Chiduszu" 6/2021. Autorka: Magdalena Pelc

Chidusz 6/2021: Polish-Jewish literature, osteopathy and drag kings

On the cover of the summer issue: three Polish writers, whom we celebrate this year. In order to survive the Holocaust and be accepted by the Polish culture, Tadeusz Różewicz, Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński and Stanisław Lem had to hide their Jewish “stigma”. Is Poland ready to embrace their Jewishness?   Baczyński i Różewicz: Poets Under…

Projekt koronawirusowej okładki: Katarzyna Modzelewska (Instagram: @kmodzelewska_)

Chidusz 5/2021: From Cholera to Coronavirus

In the new Chidusz we write, among other things, about rabbinic responses to the problems of pandemics in previous centuries, the equality revolution in the Hebrew language and the forgotten Jews of Psie Pole/ Hundsfeld.

Fragment okładki „Chiduszu" 10/2020. Autorka: Katarzyna Modzelewska

Chidusz 10/2020: Jewish Self-Hatred and Love for Christianity

The white bear on the cover is the main character of a short story written in Yiddish in 1927 by Arn Meisel. In this issue we publish its first translation into Polish. Moreover, American talmudist Daniel Boyarin confesses his love to Christianity and British feminist and literary scholar Jacqueline Rose deconstructs the myth of Jewish self-hatred. Ora Dresner talks about the former residents of the most literary villa in Wrocław, where Olga Tokarczuk Foundation will have its head office.

„Dwa wieszaki" – okładka „Chiduszu" 9/2020 / Autor: Natan Kryszk

Chidusz 9/2020: Jewish Post-Abortion Rituals and the Bombing of Gaza

We open this issue of Chidusz with an article about new Jewish religious practices to comfort women, who have had abortion. We also share strong opinions of the outstanding Jewish architect Michael Sorkin z”l about the bombing of the Gaza Strip. We write about not-so-obvious gender of biblical Rebecca (Torah describes her as a “young man” as many as five times); and animal cruelty prohibition (according to rabbinic sources). Furthermore: Macho or Mentsch (or: Trump or Biden?); the next chapter of Der Shvartser Yunger-mantshik by Jacob Dinezon (in translation from Yiddish by Magdalena Wójcik); Adam Puławski’s Inconvenient Arguments (Holocaust reports of the Polish underground).