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  |  October 21, 2021

Polish Priest Discovered He’s Jewish and Moved to Jerusalem

On a winter night in 1943, a young and frightened Jewish woman left a tightly wrapped bundle with a gentile family in a small town not far from Vilna. That infant survived the Second World War and has a fascinating tale. Full Story, Video

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age
September 10, 2021 4:49 pm

isnt he 78 then? not 81?

Met Yackov 10 years ago
September 10, 2021 8:41 pm

While attending a teachers seminar at Yad Vashem I encountered Yackov as he told us his story. I went over to him afterwards and encouraged him after hearing his life story to put on Tefillin. He told me that he would do it in the privacy of his office. He was still struggling with his Jewish identity at that time. It was very emotional to put on Tefillin say the Shma with such an individual who was truly a “Tinok SheNishboh” . Afterwards he tells me I hear there is Chabad in Poland ( where he grew up ) now.… Read more »

Beruriah
September 11, 2021 8:21 am

This story really touched me. I see online that, through DNA testing people have found some percentage of Jewish ancestry. But if this is just entertainment what does it do for their soul? This man has found the way back to his authentic self.

A question regarding this story.
October 12, 2021 6:35 pm

This is an incredible story, but I wonder why you say he was taken “captive” when earlier I read that his mother willingly gave her baby to this Christian family in order to save his life. This Christian mother could have been killed for this action and yet she also did it to save his life. That does not sound to me as being taken captive.

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