The annual Festival of Jewish Culture "Singer's Warsaw" started in Warsaw on Saturday, with the launching of "Singer's breakfast".
The central part of the XI edition of festival will be held from August 23 to 31. Commemorating the Jewish community who living in the pre-war Warsaw, the cultural event includes dramatic performances, music, among others.
The Jewish Culture Festival takes its name after Isaac Bashevis Singer, the famous Jewish novelist writing in Yiddish and Nobel Prize winner. The festival's main goal is to restore the memory of the pre-war Jewish Warsaw, praised by Singer in numerous short stories and novels and the world of the Polish Jews.
Many of the people coming to the festival each year have their roots in Warsaw and still bear Polish names, while nowadays they represent Jewish culture from around the world. It is an opportunity for them to embark on a sentimental journey into the past of their ancestors.
The Yiddish culture is being brought back in cantors' songs, klezmer sounds, outdoor concerts, workshops, installations, performances and Hebrew calligraphy. There is an opportunity to enjoy traditional Jewish dishes, admire the work of Jewish craftsmen, listen to traditional songs, as well as attend numerous exhibitions and performances, scientific sessions and meetings with authors.