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Not Ordinary at All Not Ordinary at All
Friday, January 25, 2013 by Chaya Glasner | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Ban Ki-Moon dedicated this year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day to the uncelebrated “ordinary” rescuers of Nazi victims.  But Jewish rescuer and survivor Berta Rubinsztejn is anything but ordinary.
Lambs to the Slaughter Lambs to the Slaughter
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by Ben Cohen | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Last week, the normally cautious Jewish community of Amsterdam took the unusual step of describing a member of the Dutch parliament as a "serious danger to Jews in the Netherlands and consequently Europe as a whole."
Danube Blues Danube Blues
Thursday, July 12, 2012 by Elliot Jager | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

"Be sure not to wear a kippah on the street," a veteran Hungarian-Israeli businessman cautioned as we disembarked at Budapest's Ferihegy Airport.  With public opinion surveys showing it to be among the most anti-Semitic countries in Europe, I took warnings to be Jewishly discreet to heart throughout our visit to the Hungarian capital.
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Renaissance in Budapest Andrew Connelly, Helene Bienvenu, Christian Science Monitor. The anti-Semitic demagoguery peddled by Hungary's fascist Jobbik party has prompted fresh Jewish cultural and political engagement.
Whitewashing White Supremacy Ben Cohen, Contentions. Delegates at the World Jewish Congress expected Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban, to commit to eliminating anti-Semitism from public life. They were disappointed.
Hungary's New Nazism Colin Freeman, Telegraph. Instead of convening in Jerusalem, the World Jewish Congress takes place this week in Budapest to highlight mounting anti-Semitism in Hungary—which is steadily becoming institutionalized.
"The Myth of Mental Illness" Holly Case, Aeon. Jewish psychiatrist Thomas Szasz denounced his field as "a threat to civil liberties" and stated that "Freud and the psychoanalysts" had replaced "the totalitarian leader and his apologists."
Facing Hungary’s Demons Thomas Ország-Land, Jewish Chronicle. Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán has "foolishly released the long suppressed, xenophobic hatreds festering in Hungary’s collective consciousness.  Those demons are likely to destroy him and capture his people."
What Is Hungary Hiding? Bill Gladstone, An expert at Yad Vashem is convinced that a massive trove of documents on Austro-Hungarian Jews lies hidden in Budapest's state archives—and he’s determined to gain access to it.
Communist Colluders Anne Applebaum, Jewish Chronicle. After World War II, East European Communist parties sought to burnish their image as nationalist patriots.  How did they do it?  Anti-Semitism, of course.
The Jew of Jobbik Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press. Hungary’s far-Right Jobbik party has ostracized a prominent anti-Semitic political figure after discovering his Jewish roots—and Chabad has taken him in.
Covering For Csatáry Jan Puhl, Spiegel. Until last week, the Hungarian government was content to let the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s most-wanted Nazi war criminal live out his days in peace without ever standing trial.