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Jewish groups in Hungary fight over historic split of returned assets

The feud is the result of a 1991 law which offered compensation to existing Jewish communities for public assets such as synagogues from before the Holocaust.

Hungarian Jewish community marks 76-years from the Holocaust online

Holocaust survivors, public figures and Hungarian celebrities participated in a unique 76 hours of online education marking the liquidation of the Budapest Ghetto.

Israeli Ambassador to Hungary praises Viktor Orban's government

Ambassador Hadas-Handelsman called the relationship between the Orban government and Hungary's Jewish community strong.

Rival Hungarian Jewish leaders celebrate Hanukkah jointly to promote unity

Mester said the two federations are set apart by “different views and trends” but nonetheless are part of “one nation, one heart” working for common goals.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
17/12/2020

Jewish poet Louise Gluck wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Gluck’s paternal Jewish grandparents owned a grocery after settling in New York City.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
09/10/2020

The story of the Resistance Movement in Hungary

As we reflect 75 years after the end of World War II, we have much documentation about great resistance to the Nazis in many countries.

By ALEX STERNBERG , CAMMY BOURCIER
26/09/2020
A still from the movie ‘1945’ showing the two Jewish protagonists at a railway station in rural Hung

Hungary’s Jewish group expels rabbi who said Zionism causing new Holocaust

It’s an unusual development for Eastern and Central Europe, where leaders of Jewish communities are rarely expelled and seldom express acrimonious public criticism of Israel.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
12/08/2020

Hungary makes lockdown exception for Israeli kosher slaughterhouse workers

The initiative allows one of the only kosher slaughterhouses in Europe operating during the pandemic to remain open.

07/05/2020

How the coronavirus is affecting a Jewish mother in Budapest

Hungary, which has about 100,000 Jews, mostly living in Budapest, had 73 confirmed cases of coronavirus and one death as of Friday.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
22/03/2020
JEWISH CEMETERY in Chernivtsi, Western Ukraine

Jewish cemetery in southern Hungary vandalized

The repairs could cost more than $8 million, Hungary Today reported.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
17/03/2020
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