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1989 and the Jews

Eastern Bloc liberalism changed the Former Soviet Union and now Ukraine. Will the Velvet Revolution end there?

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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 Satmar Rebbe and the Destruction of Hungarian Jewry: Part 2

The late Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum and his disciples’ interpretation of his decisions and actions during the Holocaust

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The Satmar Rebbe and the Destruction of Hungarian Jewry: Part 1

The terrible cost of Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum’s life and actions during the Holocaust, and his later extremism

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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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The Anti-Semitic Hungarian Politician’s Bris

Former right-winger gets ‘really serious’ about his unexpected Jewish heritage

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Why Hungary’s Jobbik Party Won While it Lost

This weekend’s elections cemented the neo-fascist movement’s political role

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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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Stories of Anti-Semitism in Hungary

The New York Times launches interactive inquiry for 2014

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India’s Last Jews; Anti-Semitism in Ukraine

Plus Hungarian anti-Semite embraces Jewish heritage, and more in the news

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Opera Conductor Stands up to Anti-Semitism

Hungary’s Ivan Fischer premieres new opera based on historic blood libel

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Hungary to Resume Reparations Payments

Following a yearlong freeze, a crisis is sidestepped

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Ron Lauder’s Weird Dinner

WJC chief waffles after condemning Hungarian PM’s inaction

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Sundown: Turkey and Israel Near Reconciliation

Plus, a most-wanted Nazi gets arrested and Proust gets impersonated

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Wu-Tang’s Kiddush

My family Kiddush became the haunting opening for Schindler’s List, and was sampled by the hip-hop collective

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Sundown: Chuck Hagel Gets Some Insurance

Plus ahead of nuclear talks, Iran upgrades its nuclear equipment

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Sundown: Not So Fast, Mr. Olmert?

Plus Arlen Specter eulogized

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Hungary Cuts Off Survivor Funds

Hungarian government accuses Claims Conference of malfeasance

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Europe’s Muddle of Memory, Responsibility

From Hungary to Warsaw to Germany

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It’s Hard to Be a Jew in the Jobbik Party

Far-right-wing Hungarian politician gets some unpleasant news

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The Plumber and the Laureate

A collision of memory and amnesia in America and abroad.

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His People’s Writer

Lost Books

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Meet Europe’s New Fascists

Hungary’s far-right activists used to rally in the streets. Now they’re in parliament, where their party, Jobbik, is stoking hatred of Jews and Roma.

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Family Reunion

A Brooklyn writer, great-great-grandson of a revered Hasidic rebbe, travels to Hungary to see if he feels a connection to his iconic ancestor

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The Lives of Others

Hungary has made a hard turn to the political right, but Holocaust survivor Karl Pfeifer, who in three decades of journalism has assailed Hungarian communists and Austrian fascists, refuses to let anti-Semitism return unchecked

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Daybreak: The Future Is Foggy

Plus American girl mired in legal dispute, and more in the news

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Sundown: PLO Diplomats Promoted

Plus Obama’s newly strong support for Israel, and more