After a successful Passover here in Krakow, we are not yet packing our bags. Instead, we are brushing up our culinary skills. The March of The Living, which began on April 27, has brought thousands of Jews from all over the world to Poland. They will spend a week here, traveling around the country, learning about the history of the Holocaust. We have koshered the hotel’s kitchen and are offering them kosher food, under the supervision of Rabbi Eliezer Gurary, the local Chabad Rabbi.

Participants in the March will visit the historic Jewish sites in Warsaw and Krakow, and the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, and Majdanek. Although the vibrant Jewish life that once thrived is no longer, we will be there, Tefillin in hand, ready to spread the light of Judaism once again. In a place where the anguish of our past is so evident, we will look towards the future, every Mitzvah bringing us closer to a world of eternal good.