Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe

SHORTCUTS

The natives often get testy when a movie set rolls into town, but the residents of Budapest seem to have grown unusually so, according to a recent item in the New York Post.

Never mind the random car towings and traffic jams, said residents of the Hungarian capital, where Steven Spielberg is filming scenes for “Munich,” his highly anticipated treatment of the 1972 Olympics. What really bugs Budapesters is the filmmakers’ condescension. “The best part,” a source quoted by the Post groused, “is [that Spielberg’s people] keep saying, ‘This is the biggest thing ever to happen to Budapest,’ which is true if you discount the whole Roman and Ottoman Empires, World Wars I and II, [and] the fall of communism.” And, of course, the 1999 film “Sunshine,” starring Ralph Fiennes.

* * *|

Much as some rabbis blamed last year’s tsunami on Israel’s planned disengagement from Gaza, Hurricane Katrina’s ferocity has now, in some corners, being pinned to the mission’s completion. “Katrina is hitting just as the bulldozers are completing the destruction of Gush Katif,” wrote Lazer Brody, an Israel-based rabbi/blogger. “My heart tells me that there’s a link between the forced expulsion of 8,500 people from their blood, sweat, and tear-soaked homes in Israeli Gaza and between the nearly 850,000 people who are forced to flee from their homes in Louisiana.”

Engage

  • SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

  • UPCOMING EVENT

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to Foward. Have questions? Please email us at help@forward.com.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.