‘Cholent Festival’ brings Jewish culture to Hungary via food, music, traditions

September 14, 2021 by  
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Thousands of people took part in the Sixth Hungarian ‘Cholent Festival’ (“Sólet” in Hungarian) at the Újbuda outdoor theatre in Budapest before the start of the High Holidays, organized by the Chabad Lubavitch organization Association of Hungarian Jewish Communities (EMIH). Read more

The case of Hungary: Anti-Semitism without violence

July 26, 2021 by  
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Is it possible for a country to be the locus of widespread antipathy towards Jews while simultaneously maintaining relatively low levels of anti-Semitic hate crime? A newly published report by the Jewish community in Hungary demonstrates that it is. Read more

Hungary only EU country to send diplomat to Israel-UAE treaty signing

September 15, 2020 by  
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Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto is the only diplomat from the European Union planning to attend today’s signing in Washington for the Israel-United Arab Emirates peace deal, Reuters reported. Read more

Hungary recognizes Orthodox Jewish community for first time since World War II

November 19, 2019 by  
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The Hungarian government signed a special agreement with the Orthodox Jewish Communities Association (EMIH) to officially grant the country’s Orthodox community with “special status” for the first time since World War II. Read more

Welcoming Orbán doesn’t betray Israeli democracy

July 18, 2018 by  
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For those who like neat political theories with straight lines connecting the people they don’t like, the upcoming visit of Hungarian President Viktor Orbán to Israel provides some potent ammunition…writes Jonathan S. Tobin.JNS. Read more

Europe is not anti-Semitic, but there is anti-Semitism in Europe

July 1, 2018 by  
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Anti-Semitism in many parts of Europe is on the rise not because of government policies, but rather due to pervasive sentiments among various sections of the public, the most senior Jewish community professionals from France, Germany, and Hungary said this week at the World Jewish Congress’ 5th annual National Community Directors’ Forum. Read more