Elsewhere: Hungary hate, historic Barbados synagogue, trapped as a toddler

American exceptionalism and us: Assimilation is fueled by America’s acceptance of Jews, “outreach” efforts are a failed strategy and the best hope for Jewish continuity is in Israel, writes Jonathan Tobin. (Commentary)

Beyond ‘us’ and ‘them’: While some things are lost in interfaith marriages, there are also gains, writes Yona Zeldis McDonough. (Huffington Post)

Hate in Hungary: Anti-Semitism is making a comeback in the Central European nation, writes Marianne Szegedy-Maszak. (N.Y. Times)

Caribbean congregation: Nidhe Israel in Barbados — the Western Hemisphere’s oldest synagogue — is nearing its 360th birthday. (Jewish Ledger)

Trapped as a toddler: Maryland woman Brooke Greenberg, who had a unique condition that left her like a toddler both mentally and physically, died at age 20. (Daily News)

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