“A Jewish delegation from Poland, including the American-born Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich, was spared from certain death by refusing to violate the Sabbath to fly with President Lech Kaczynski…
“The Jewish delegation was supposed to fly with the president, according to Warsaw Rabbi Meir Stembler. ‘The delegation canceled its participation after it was understood that that plane was to fly on the Sabbath,’ he said.” (Observing Sabbath Saved Life of Poland’s Chief Rabbi)
Oh is that the real reason? Exactly how many Jews in Poland are ultra-orthodox? Seems like 99 percent of Jews in the US drive, fly and eat ham sandwiches on Saturdays.