Right View: The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 10

In last week’s installment, the Germans invaded Hungary, which spelled disaster for the Jews of Hungary and, of course, Dombovar. No longer was the agenda the confiscation of Jewish property,...

The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 9

In last week’s installment, Dombovar’s Jews were still proud of their town and their accomplishments in improving the town’s social, economic, and intellectual reputation. Olga and her father never...

Right View :The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 5

Last week’s installment concluded with the Elek family’s arrival in Dombovar in 1924, as the tides of discrimination were waning. For the most part, the Hungarian-Jewish relationship was an on-again,...

‘The Empty Wagon’: A Review Of R’ Yaakov Shapiro’s Attack on Zionism

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro’s "The Empty Wagon" is one of the most controversial books to hit the Orthodox world in decades. Its 1,373 pages deal with the...

Right View: The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 4

Though Olga Elek recalled her high school years fondly, antisemitism was still present in Hungary and Dombovar during her formative years. However, it was not prevalent in her preferred...

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