Polish kosher dining hall opens
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Polish kosher dining hall opens

A kosher dining hall has opened in Wroclaw, Poland. The Shavei Israel Kosher Dining Hall,
which may be the first such establishment since the Holocaust in Wroclaw, was
overseen by Rabbi Yitzhak Rapoport, an emissary there for an organization that helps Jews reconnect with their tradition. The
dining hall is housed at the community headquarters in Wroclaw in the synagogue complex. It provides a hot lunch daily, except Sundays, and has served a few
dozen people each day. Diners generally are asked to pay a small, symbolic sum to cover the cost, but needy Jews living in Wroclaw can eat free courtesy of the
community. Rapoport will hold a formal inauguration of the dining hall this weekend. Some 600 to 1,000 Jews live in Wroclaw, a city in southwestern Poland with a population of about 635,000, although many more of its residents may have Jewish roots.