Reflections from Budapest – Neolog Judaism in Hungary – Discussion with Rabbi Róbert Frölich Part 1
In the third episode of our new series ’Judaism and Anti-Semitism in Hungary’, we are joined by Rabbi Róbert Frölich, chief rabbi of Hungary and the chief rabbi of the Dohány Street Synagogue since 1993. In the first part of our discussion with Rabbi Frölich, we talked about the history of the neolog Jewish movement in Hungary, the MAZSIHISZ neolog Jewish organization, and the distinction between the Chabad/Lubovicher and the neolog Jewish movement in Hungary. We concluded with a discussion about secularization and assimilation of Judaism in Hungary. In the second part of our discussion, we will speak about anti-Semitism in Hungary from a neolog perspctive.