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May 21, 2019

Jewish life in Budapest is enjoying a renaissance

Writer Adam LeBor has penned a compelling piece for The Financial Times where he highlights how Jewish life in Hungary is enjoying a revival, where it’s extremely safe and secure

Respected writer Adam LeBor has penned a compelling piece for The Financial Times where he highlights how Jewish life in Hungary is enjoying a revival, where it’s extremely safe and secure.

LeBor writes that Jewish life in Budapest especially is enjoying a renaissance. Schools, community centers, social and welfare organizations and synagogues catering for all levels of observance are flourishing.

There are between 100,000 and 200,000 Hungarian Jews, or people with Jewish ancestry in the country, the vast majority living in Budapest — one of the largest communities in Europe.

He continues that Budapest hosts several Jewish cultural festivals each year — one at the end of May — as well as film and food festivals. District VII, the old Jewish quarter, is now a hipster enclave and it's safe and secure.

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