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Hungarian Lawmaker Claims Jews Implicated in Blood Libel

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

At first glance it looks like an ordinary brownstone.

The Lisker Congregation: Determined Chassidus

Rav Shlomo Friedlander, z"l, the fourth Lisker Rav, had a vision.

Letters To The Editor

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

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.

Zion Without Judaism

While there is of course more than one way to look at the last two centuries of Jewish life on the planet, one instructive way to summarize them might be as a two-hundred year search for an alternative to traditional Orthodoxy.

Dinner At Le Marais Caps OK Labs? International Mashgichim Conference

When a convention of kosher supervisors steps out to dine, you can be sure the restaurant of choice will meet their highest standards of kashrut as well as cuisine.
Le Marais, a French steakhouse that has been under the supervision of OK Laboratories since its opening in 1995, provided the setting for dinner and lively conversation following the OK?s 2nd Annual International Mashgichim Conference in November.

Akiba Eger ? Strictly Kosher, Strictly Quality

Shredding the old perception that kosher wines are sweet and inferior to mainstream wines, A.V. Imports introduces Akiba Eger ? an exception brand of wine that is ideal for the ''Holiday of Freedom'' and other special occasions.

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