Hungary's Jews Enjoy a Revival
LeBor, Adam, The Independent (London, England)
FOR THE people of the book, as Jews are known, the publication of a new volume of prayers is always cause for celebration. But in Budapest, once home to one of the greatest Jewish communities of eastern Europe, the first edition of the New Year prayer book in Hungarian and Hebrew - published this month - has a special resonance.
The shadow of the Holocaust that took the lives of over half a million Hungarian Jews is finally receding, and Hungary's Jewish community, at between 80,000 and 100,000 strong the largest in eastern Europe, is enjoying an unprecedented revival. Budapest is now home to a dozen synagogues, several Jewish kindergartens and day schools. Jewish …
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