‘Neo-Bundism Today Is a Revival of the Idea of a Non-nationalist Diaspora Jewish Identity’

Yiddish singer and political activist Isabel Frey has embraced a defunct Jewish movement, which she believes holds the key to a new Jewish identity that has nothing to do with Israel or religion. Plus, Anshel Pfeffer on the short history of the General Jewish Labour Bund

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Isabel Frey. 'Neo-Bundism today is a revival of the idea of a non-nationalist Diaspora Jewish identity.'
Isabel Frey. 'Neo-Bundism today is a revival of the idea of a non-nationalist Diaspora Jewish identity.'
Avraham Burg
Avraham Burg

Had you happened to find yourself on a Thursday early in 2018 at the Heldenplatz (Heroes’ Square) in Vienna – site of the balcony from which, in March of 1938, Adolf Hitler announced the Anschluss annexing Austria to Germany – you would have encountered a recurrent scene there. Masses of demonstrators protesting against the extreme right coalition established in the final days of the previous year.

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