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Virag Gulyas

Storytelling is my heroine.

New York City

Virag Gulyas

A former ballerina, today freelance writer, digital communications strategist and personal branding consultant. And storytelling is my heroine.

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The First 9 Days After The Breakup

That is my returning dream when things change. Yesterday night, I woke up from a nightmare. I had a blackout on the stage during Swan Lake. It was 1 AM. Wednesday. I knew it was over. I knew it was over because you said so. I knew it was over because I haven’t dreamt of ballet for six years.
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Why We, the Non-Jews, Just Can’t Get it Sometimes…

I start to realize that to be able to spot antisemitism; you need an above average intellect. I am not saying you need a PhD, but I do say, that unless you are Jewish, decoding why certain things are labelled as antisemitic is harder to grasp. With this, I do not intend to give a go to clear-cut antisemitism, but I do want to offer a perspective that the Jewish community might not understand fully (just as those of us from the outside can’t understand certain things).
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When Linda Sarsour Kicked Me Out Of An Event, And I Went Silent

“No way, I am getting a hijab. You are right; I am not that modest.”. I was modest. I asked my Muslim friend: “Do I look like one of you?”. “I mingled with those Muslim girls there, and they said, apparently the venue was owned by a Jew, so when he got to know the event was about to be held at his place, he stepped back.”.
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Ari Fuld

„Ha az életedben nincs elég kihívás, akkor nem éled jól!”. Ez volt a mottója Ari Fuldnak, a magyar származású, amerikai-izraeli kettős állampolgárnak, akit 2018. Szeptember 16-án, vasárnap délután meggyilkolt egy 16 éves, arab származású tinédzser a Betlehemhez közeli Gush Etzionban. Pár hónappal ezelőtt Ari amerikai útja során Manhattanben egy este alatt hatezer dollárt gyűjtött össze egy non-profit alapítvány számára, akik a magányos katonákat (amerikai zsidó fiatalok, akik család nélkül Izraelbe költöznek három évre, hogy segítsék a zsidó államot) támogatják éjjel-nappal.
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Hungarian Antisemitism: Real, Imagined or Exaggerated?

Hungary and the Jewish people have an intense history, but should our past determine our future? Just a few days before Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán’s first official visit to Israel, the media is already speculating. Orbán is called controversial, despotic, far-right, and often even, antisemitic. And yet, Hungary is undoubtedly a haven for Jews in Europe.
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Felnő a BDS generáció – Interjú Gulyás Virág self branding szakemberrel

A Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Moovment (Bojkott, Pénzkivitel és Szankciók Mozgalom) célja, hogy ellehetetlenítse Izraelt, mely szerintük appartheid állam, elnyomja a palesztinokat. Csakhogy a BDS nem egy egyszerű véleménynyilvánítási fórum, hanem egy hatalmas szervezet, amely az emberségesség álcája mögött a terrort, a pusztítást támogatja, jórészt antiszemita indíttatásból.
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An Open Letter to BDS Movement From a Former Dancer

Spend one day in a ballet studio. Just one day. If you survive, I swear, I’ll let you continue your boycott. But until then, you have no idea what it means to be an artist. I reject your attempt to boycott anyone who has trained since early childhood, gives up friendships, parties, summer breaks, who works hour-after-hour, even in sickness and pain!
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Hit Live

Téma: Az ENSZ által képviselt világrendnek fel kell bomlania. Gulyás Virág, az ENSZ korábbi The Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust konzultánsa, volt EU-s külügyi képviselő volt a vendégünk. Minden ország tartsa meg saját morális iránytűjét, az ENSZ által képviselt világrendnek fel kell bomlania!
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Women on the Front Lines for Israel – A Hebrew in the Heartland [audio]

Virag Gulyas is a Hungarian woman living in New York, she is not Jewish, but has discovered a love for the Jewish people and the State of Israel. She is a professional Brand Digger, Social Media strategist and PR expert. She recently came under personal attack of the worst kind by anonymous hackers who stole her photos from Facebook and uploaded them to a porn site with vulgar references.
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Azealia Banks, I Don’t Believe You!

I know that Israel has more important issues right now than dealing with a 26-year-old niche singer, but until there are organizations who are funded to deal with Israel’s lousy reputation, Azealia Banks and her Twitter rant are indeed important. I will never ever ever ever ever go to Israel again.
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The Greatest Disease Affecting the Jewish People is Ignorance

I met Richard Boruch Rabinowitz shortly after I arrived in New York City. While I already had my circle of Jewish friends in the city, I quickly found myself part of a more orthodox community as well as I started to help the Aish branches on their social media platforms and volunteered at their Gala(s) in Manhattan.
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Experts Weigh In: Why Is Israel Losing The PR War And How Can We Save Ourselves?

Virag Gulyas - “Why Israel’s PR sucks is a complex question. From one hand, it does not suck at all and many would argue this by proving that there is no other country with such enormous funds and organizations and so many pro-Israel voices out there than Israel.
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About

Virag Gulyas

Virag is a former ballerina, today works as a freelance writer, digital communications strategist and personal branding consultant. She is also a loud pro-Israel advocate, the founder of Almost Jewish, a movement that aims to change the stereotypes about Israel and the Jewish people one day at a time. Studied creative writing and journalism at NYU, and currently a Judaism graduate student at Touro College in Manhattan.

Her works were published in English and Hungarian and she was featured on Thought Catalog, The Goodmen Project, The Culture Trip, The Jerusalem Post (printed and digital), The International Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel, MIDA, Israellycool, Aish.com, Cafebabel, and other media outlets.

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Skills

  • Reporting
  • Investigative journalism
  • Video Editing
  • Social Media Content Gen.
  • Personal Branding
  • Creative Content
  • Blogging
  • Interviewing
  • Storytelling