Antisemitism on Ice

Antisemitism on Ice20 Mar 2017

Where is the line between 'right' and 'wrong' representation of Holocaust in the arts? Prompted by last year's ice-skating performance of Tatiana Navka, Alin Constantin provides a thoughtful analysis »

Are Muslims the New Jews?

Are Muslims the New Jews?20 Feb 2017

Are the parallels ever appropriate? JEU columnist Armin Langer shares his thoughts »

Europe and Jews: 2017

Europe and Jews: 201716 Jan 2017

It appears that the lines defining 'the other' are shifting with the rise of populism on the European political stage. Where will that leave the Jewish community in 2017? Armin Langer offers an analysis.

(Mis)understanding

(Mis)understanding28 Dec 2016

'We need to talk about more than Holocaust' - is a statement that can be understood in different ways, and a sentiment sometimes held for opposing reasons. Benjamin Fischer shares an experience that made him think of the importance of intra-communal space for conversation.

Jewish Voice and BDS

Jewish Voice and BDS20 Dec 2016

How can a Jewish organisation be at the same time pro- and anti-Israeli? The BDS movement is a divisive topic, but as our new columnist Armin Langer points out, the reality might require a more nuianced approach.

JEU Voice: Benjamin Fischer

JEU Voice: Benjamin Fischer09 Nov 2016

Who is JEU's first columnist Benjamin Fischer? What does he do? Read? Think about the present and future of European Jewish life? Here is Benny, in brief »

Why I went to Comic Con for my Job

Why I went to Comic Con for my Job19 Oct 2016

Benjamin Fischer, current President of the EUJS and JEU columnist talks about an often overlooked, yet extremely important frontier for diversity and minority activism, for Roma and Jews alike.

Szabadság Square: a Political Playground?

Szabadság Square: a Political Playground?10 Oct 2016

What started as a flashmob response to historical revisionism in Hungary's capital, grew into a permanent addition to a disputed monument. On September 9th, this makeshift memorial was vandalised. Katalin Szlukovényi follows up with the response of the Living Memorial activist group.

Budapest Living Memorial

Budapest Living Memorial09 Aug 2016

As a continuation of the presentation of the work of the Living Memorial group in Budapest, Eszter Garai-Édler and Balázs Horváth provide insight behind more than two years of activism and almost four hundred public forum sessions.

From Memory to Presence

From Memory to Presence08 Aug 2016

There are no conflict-free communities. But it is literally a question of life and death how communities address their common issues and whether they can learn from previous mistakes. Inescapably, this question came into the foreground two years ago, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary, full of commemoration events all over the country.

Belonging, that allows for difference

Belonging, that allows for difference04 Aug 2016

A week or so before the Brexit referendum, I found myself at the National Museum in Warsaw, looking at Maurycy (sometimes Moses, sometimes Moritz) Gottlieb’s 1879 painting, Christ Preaching at Capernaum. After I returned to the UK (my adopted home), and in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum, I found myself continuing to think about Gottlieb’s paintings.

Brexit: #Come Together

Brexit: #Come Together20 Jun 2016

The EU has to change, yes. It has to be more inclusive with regard to its decision taking processes, yes. But giving up in unprecedented times of struggle, after a financial crisis, during a refugee crisis and in a world with growing competition and struggles – economically and in geopolitically – seems like a decision that is blurred by too many factors.

On Austria, and Disagreeing Democratically

On Austria, and Disagreeing Democratically30 May 2016

On May 23 2016, a historic election took place in Austria. Alexander Van der Bellen, the candidate of the green party won the elections for the presidency against Norbert Hofer, the candidate from the far right wing FPÖ by less than 40.000 votes.

Liberate Yourself

Liberate Yourself23 May 2016

As a global Jewish community, we love to speak about, and celebrate, our diversity. One of our big problems, however, is that we’re not always as keen on championing the individuals and groups within our community who are bringing the diversity.

What is Good About the March of the Living?

What is Good About the March of the Living?02 May 2016

While the international March of the Living is perceived to be too content-heavy, and heavy with harmful content at that, the Budapest march is blamed as being void of meaning. I would like to defend it, with a focus on the latest one that took place on April 17, 2016.

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