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EU launches Online Anti-Semitism Survey

19 Elul 5772 – September 6, 2012
The European Union launched an online survey into how Jews experience anti-Semitism in nine member states. Results will be published in an EU report next...

A Journey of a Thousand Steps

20 Av 5772 – August 8, 2012
I read an article today. My emotions went up and down as I read it, ending with the thought that the man in the story was about to embark on a journey of a thousand steps and that somewhere along that journey, his grandparents would smile.

The Train

29 Tammuz 5772 – July 18, 2012
He was having trouble getting up from the platform and into the cattle car. After all, he was only twelve years old and there was no ramp leading inside. An SS thug saw him “dawdling” in front of the car and aimed a boot at the boy’s posterior. The boy jumped out of the way just in time and the SS man fell to his face from the violence of his own kick.

Reform Congregations in Hungary Lose State Recognition

7 Tammuz 5772 – June 27, 2012
The European Union for Progressive Judaism and Hungary’s two Reform congregations took their case against Hungary’s new law on religion to the European Court...

Hungarian Police Investigating Desecration of Holocaust Monument

23 Sivan 5772 – June 13, 2012
A Holocaust memorial monument in the southwest of Hungary was desecrated. The perpetrators broke off several parts of the bronze monument, which stands 3 1/2...

Breakfast With Trutanich

26 Iyyar 5772 – May 17, 2012

Antisemitism on the Rise in Europe

15 Iyyar 5772 – May 7, 2012
The virus of antisemitism persists in haunting Europe. In recent months, antisemitism has been exhibited all too often in European countries, not just in theory but in practice.

European Report Finds High Levels of Anti-Semitism, Correlation Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israel Attitudes

28 Nisan 5772 – April 19, 2012
Among its results, the study found that 72% of Polish citizens agree or strongly agree that "Jews try to take advantage of having been victims during the Nazi era," and that 68% of Hungarians share this sentiment. Nearly 70% percent of Hungarians also think that "Jews have too much influence" in their country.

Hungarian Lawmaker Claims Jews Implicated in Blood Libel

17 Nisan 5772 – April 8, 2012
Hungarian Jewish leaders issued a strongly worded protest against a speech by a far-right lawmaker who claimed that Jews had been implicated in a...

Hungarian Jewish Writer Seeking Canadian Asylum May Not Be Jewish

12 Adar 5772 – March 6, 2012
Ákos Kertész, winner of the Hungary's prestigious literary award, arrived in Montreal Sunday seeking asylum, saying elements in his home country are threatening his life. But a fellow Hungarian immigrant says that Kertész may not be Jewish, and Hungarians are angry at him because he called them "genetically servile," comparing them to pigs.

Raoul Wallenberg’s 100th Birthday: Iranian Participation, New Investigation

24 Tevet 5772 – January 19, 2012
A celebration of the 100th birthday of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved the lives of over 20,000 Hungarian Jews in the final days of World War II, also marks the renewal of investigations into the events surrounding his death. In attendance - the Iranian Ambassador to Hungary

When Children Fall Through The Cracks (Conclusion)

19 Adar I 5771 – February 23, 2011
For several weeks now I have been running a series on the plight of parents whose children who have "fallen through the cracks" and the painful ramifications both suffer. I hope to conclude the discussion with this column.

Rising Above Aggravation (Part One)

23 Tevet 5771 – December 30, 2010
For the past month I've been on the road, crossing continents and addressing Jewish communities wherever they are. I go from the airport to the local synagogue or some other venue where people gather. Invariably I am asked, "Rebbetzin, how do you do it? People younger than you cannot keep up with such a schedule. Travel is so difficult. Don't you find it exhausting?"

The Belzer Rebbe’s Flight To Freedom

2 Nisan 5767 – March 21, 2007
Beginning in the tiny Galician town of Belz, Rabbi Aharon Rokeach, better known as the Belzer Rebbe, maintained his chassidic court despite the constant danger.

Letters To The Editor

1 Kislev 5767 – November 22, 2006
Kahane's Virtues    It's quite true, as Rabbi Stephen Polter states (Letters, Nov. 17), that more people are acknowledging Rabbi Meir Kahane's prescience, wisdom and...

Passing The Tests Of Life

24 Heshvan 5767 – November 15, 2006
Life is a Test, the newest book by Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis (ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications) may well be her finest one to date.

In The Quiet Brownstone Near The Danube

12 Tishri 5767 – October 4, 2006
At first glance it looks like an ordinary brownstone.

The Lisker Congregation: Determined Chassidus

2 Elul 5763 – August 30, 2003
Rav Shlomo Friedlander, z"l, the fourth Lisker Rav, had a vision.

Letters To The Editor

10 Av 5763 – August 8, 2003
Joe On JoeThe June issue of Reader's Digest featured an interview with actor Harrison Ford. He was asked, "Your father was Roman Catholic, your...

Yesterday And Today

5 Iyyar 5763 – May 7, 2003
I was recently invited to speak to our Jewish brethren in Australia. Prior to my arrival in Sydney, I received a phone call from a local resident asking if I could find a few minutes during my stay to visit her elderly, ailing father. She went on to explain that as a young man, her father had been in a slave labor camp in Szeged, the city of my birth in Hungary, where myfather, Rabbi Avraham HaLevi Jungreis, zt'l, was the Chief Orthodox Rabbi. Prior to our deportation to the concentration camps, the Hungarians conscripted all the Jewish young men for slave labor, and our city, Szeged, was one of the major gathering places in which they were assembled prior to being shipped out.

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