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Budapest’s Top Pastry Chef Gives Christmas a Jewish Flavor

Rachel Raj’s flodni—a layer cake filled with fruit, nuts, and poppy seeds—has made her a household name across Hungary

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Cache of Holocaust-Era Documents Found Behind Wall of Budapest Apartment

Over 6,000 documents from a 1944 census with information about the Hungarian capital’s Jews were discovered, and given to Budapest City Archives

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Charismatic Bar Mitzvah Boy Owns Oprah’s New Show About Faith

Of his journey into Jewish manhood in Hungary, Mendel Hurwitz said, ‘You think differently, you think more independently’

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A Chess Legend’s Barrier-Breaking Legacy

The chess world responds to Judit Polgar’s recently announced retirement

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Venerable Michigan Deli Traces Its Culinary Roots All the Way to Budapest

Zingerman’s has added a range of Hungarian items—from soups to pastries—to its menu, and now it’s leading European food tours

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The Jewish History of Pick Salami, Hungary’s Most Iconic Pork Product

Mark Pick may not have eaten the meat that bears his name, but he built a grand synagogue with the profits

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Red, Delicious: How Paprika Became Jews’ Favorite Hungarian Spice

Sweet or hot, stewed in goulash or rubbed on chicken, this versatile spice is a staple of the Jewish-American kitchen

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Hungarian Gold Train Stops for Good Americans, Bad Israelis in Ayelet Waldman’s New Novel

‘Love and Treasure’ weaves a multigenerational tale through World War II back to a lost European paradise

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70 Years Ago Today, the Holocaust Came to Hungary

But Hungarians were exploiting and killing Jews years before the Nazis arrived

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Plan To Open Another Holocaust Museum in Budapest Faces Criticism—From Jews

Many worry it will be window-dressing for politicians who want to be seen remembering the Shoah but ignore today’s anti-Semitism

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Daybreak: Purim Costumes Gone Wrong in Brooklyn

Plus Israeli documentaries strike out at the Academy Awards

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Where 36 Hours Isn’t Enough

The ‘Times’ goes to Krakow

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Make your own parenting story, goulash in Budapest, and more

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Beyond Goulash

A hungry reporter samples the hearty cuisine of Jewish Budapest

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