Weekly column: Even for Russians, Dostoevsky is not an easy read
Nina Koryakina, CNE.news
As if we, Russians, need an extra reason to speak of Dostoevsky, the epitome of ‘the mysterious Russian soul’, this year marks 200 years since his birth. Not that he lacks publicity or attention – at least, not in Russia – yet I think each of us could benefit from pondering on Dostoevsky, let alone reading his books. Let me sell the idea to you.
Weekly column: Christian life in Poland: In this Catholic city you can see traces of Jewish milk and honey
It was the first time this friend of mine visited me in Krakow. I told him, I would take him to Kazimierz, the Jewish quarter. It was on a Saturday. My friend asked me why bother going there if everything would be closed on the Jewish holy day. I was confused for a minute and then suddenly connected the dots saying: No, my friend! It is indeed called a “Jewish quarter” but not because Jews live there today. It is called so because of the history of that part of the city!
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