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The Green Line on the Label

How a U.S. Senator’s fight against labeling Israeli settlement products is actually a gift to the BDS movement

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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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Growing Up Absurd in Auschwitz

With brutal tact and appalling artistry, the visceral and haunting ‘Son of Saul’ makes little miracles out of the monstrous

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The Most Haunted Leading Man

In ‘Son of Saul,’ actor Géza Röhrig defies our every expectation of a Holocaust movie hero

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Meet the Austrian Shepherd Who Sings Yiddish as he Drives Refugees to Safety

Said Hans Breuer, ‘There is too much similarity between these two situations–one 70 years ago, and one now.’

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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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The Kindergarten Teacher Who Won Cannes

Hungarian actor Géza Röhrig stars in Auschwitz drama Son of Saul

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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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