hungarian jews

Ukrainian refugees celebrate personal exodus during Passover

The Jewish Agency's main Passover Seder took place at the Jewish emergency center in Warsaw, Poland, while another one took place in Budapest for thousands of Jewish refugees from Ukraine.

17/04/2022

Hungary’s Orban wins election, declares victory over enemies – including Soros and Zelensky

Orban’s Fidesz party won 53% percent of the vote, enjoying an 18-point lead on the runner-up.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
05/04/2022

This maverick rabbi was a rising star in Hungary — until he criticized Israel

He accused Israel in a Facebook post of “slowly brewing” another Holocaust.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
24/01/2022

77 Hungarian Holocaust survivors honored on 77th anniversary of liberation

Starting on Monday, January 17 and running for 77 consecutive hours, testimonies from survivors will play on their new website – with a new video being released every hour.

Hungary is Europe’s unlikely leader in kosher foie gras

Europe’s two kosher foie gras factories aren’t in France, nor in England – instead, they are both in Hungary, where there are few Jews and kosher food is scarce.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
15/12/2021

Hungary’s Jews host outdoor Hanukkah ceremonies amid Omicron

Hungary’s Jewish community will continue celebrating the Jewish festival of lights with public candle lighting events held outdoors.

Budapest’s new $30m Holocaust museum sits in limbo

The story of the museum, whose temporary name is the House of Fates, underlines how the legacy of the Holocaust keeps Jews from being fully integrated into Hungarian society.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
17/11/2021

Memories of the Hungarian Revolution

By 1948, communists controlled by the Soviet Union gained total power over Hungary under the leadership of Matyas Rakosi, a symbol of tyranny and oppression.

By ANNA KRYCER
11/11/2021

Hungarian Jewish artifacts saved from auction block

19th and 20th-century Jewish records, many of which were from the era of Nazi occupied-Hungary, were purchased by the Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives and the National Library of Israel.

Hungarian Jews protest ‘gay propaganda law’

The Golem Theater, a Budapest-based institution that deals extensively with Jewish subjects and has many Jewish members, said on Facebook that it “stands against the propaganda law.”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
26/06/2021
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