The May issue of Szombat begins with an essay by György Tatár, in which he explores the possibilities and perspectives of translating and interpreting the Bibié, and to what extent Christian interpretations can be brought closer to Jewish sources by an authentic interpretation.
The editors organized a round-table talk between the leaders of various Jewish organizations; explored were the problems of anti-Semitism, the lack of a highly-qualified intellectual Jewish leadership and the various positions taken by different organizations as regards the negotiations with the govemment over compensation.
A rabbi will also be included among the chaplains serving in the Hungarian army; we publish an interview with rabbi Róbert Frőhlich, as well as György Gadó’s article in which he calls attention to the fact that the institution of army chaplains might well endanger the separation of State and church.
A photographic essay on the former Jewish properties in Budapest reveals the sad State of decay of thir majority.
In this issue we ha ve included Györgyi Orbán s interview with a Jewish woman of Hungarian origins, presently living in Zagreb; a report on the recent International Jewish Press meeting in Israel, as well as an analysis of the Hebron massacre and its aftermath, and András Rajki’s writing on the roots of the Hebron massacre. Alfréd Schőner has contributed an interview with Dr. Joseph Fleischmann on the possible use of computers in Biblical studies.
We publish the first part of a series on the 1944 history of the Pest ghetto, based on research carried out by th Centre of Judaic Studies.
Also included in this issue is a short story by Gábor Antal, a review of Spielberg’s film, Schindler’s List by Gábor T. Szántó, as well as other book and concert reviews. The May issue of Szombat is illustrated by Dávid Lukács’s photos, made this Spring on the Day of Jewish Culture, organized by the Cultural Federation of Hungarian Jews.