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A Goy at the Gala

A Goy at the Gala

“Do you speak German?” asked a lady in her 40s, to my left. I hadn’t said much. I had accepted an invitation to the jubilee gala of Hashomer Hatzair at the Rathaus’ lavishly decorated Festsaal – a Jewish youth organisation I knew literally nothing about. Hebrew for ‘youth guardian’, it was, I learned, a Zionist-socialist […]

Secular Jewish youth movement celebrates 100th anniversary

Secular Jewish youth movement celebrates 100th anniversary

“What origins in Galicia, usually finds its way”, Giora Seeliger, Israeli-born actor and co-founder of Rote Nasen Clowdoctors, had the audience at his side. The traditional chasak we’ emaz shouts – the traditional call of Hashomer Hatzair, the leftist scouting group, resonated through the lavishly decorated Festsaal of the Rathaus in Vienna on 30 June. […]

Book Review: The Duty of Genius

Book Review: The Duty of Genius

Assessing the life of a philosopher may be a writer’s greatest challenge – with few individuals do the spiritual and emotional realms play such a prominent role in moulding professional consequences. With that in mind, author Ray Monk sets off on a very specific quest in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Duty of Genius – to draw, where […]

Today’s Jewish Life In Vienna

Today’s Jewish Life In Vienna

On a side street off Karmeliterplatz in the 2nd District, Kosherland is a hub of Jewish life. Here, the community feel is tangible. Parents send their school-age children to Dr. Marina Plistiev’s store unaccompanied and instead of paying for their groceries on the spot, the shopkeeper sets up a tab and waits for their parents […]

Book Review: Nathan ­Englander’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

Book Review: Nathan ­Englander’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

To Talk or Not to Talk “Ideas belong to the world,” writes Nathan Englander in his controversial new short story collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank. “The world is both wonderful and terrible, but ideas belong to us all, and that’s what we need to explore.” On a hot evening […]

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