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Introduction to Jewish Budapest

Budapest, the vibrant capital of Hungary, is home to a range of fascinating cultural heritage sites associated with its important Jewish history. As one of Europe’s greatest cities, Jewish Budapest preserves a remarkable record of Jewish life over several centuries: from the prosperous medieval communities that lived here during the Middle Ages to their modern-day counterparts.

The Hungarian Jewish community was one of the largest in Europe prior to World War II; however, unfortunate events during the Holocaust decimated its numbers and drastically changed the shape of Jewish life in Budapest. Despite this, Hungary remains an important center for Jewish culture, and visitors can find plenty of sites related to its past and present significance. From ancient synagogues and cemeteries to modern memorials, Hungary’s Jewish history is always present in Budapest.

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The Dohany Street Synagogue

The synagogue on the Dohany street of Pest is not only the most impressive one in the country, but it's the largest synagogue of Europe, the second largest one in the world. (The largest Jewish house of worship in the world is the Temple Emanu-El in New York). The tours in the Jewish district of Budapest all have their departure point at the Dohany synagogue. This recently restored, magnificent, twin-towered building celebrated 150 years of existence in 2009. Let it take your breath away with its beautiful interior, see why it is among the top ten sights of Budapest. The second largest synagogue of the world located in downtown Budapest had to be constructed on an asymmetric lot in order to place the Ark looking East. In a way it is hidden from our eyes if we arrive to the 7th district from Muzeum korut (where the National Museum is), however the talent of its designers is shown by the impressiveness of the building even if facing a small square and not the boulevard. Frigyes Feszl and Ludwig F�rster created their masterpiece in the middle of a metropolis using the Oriental-Byzantine (Moorish) style influenced by Moslem architecture. The consecration of the synagogue was a major event on September 6, 1859. It can hold 3000 seated and approximately 2000 standing people. Major events took and take place here, like the celebrations part of the 1000th anniversary of the Hungarian Conquest in May 1896, memorial services for important Hungarian personalities in the 19th century, liturgical, organ or Klezmer concerts nowadays. The Dohany Synagogue remained the most important religious centre of the Neolog Jews in Hungary to this day.

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WJT Scholar: Your Gateway to Jewish Learning

In an increasingly digital world, the accessibility and convenience of online education have opened doors to new avenues of learning. WJT Scholar allows individuals eager to explore Jewish culture, heritage, and history through a variety of engaging online educational experiences. From lectures and online courses to social and academic programs, WJT Scholar aims to foster a vibrant community of lifelong learners. In this blog, we'll delve into some of the incredible offerings provided by WJT Scholar, including Qesher, Schechter Institute, ASF Institute of Jewish Experience, and Limmud.

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Unveiling Jewish Budapest: The Heartbeat of Hungary

Budapest, the vibrant capital of Hungary, is home to a range of fascinating cultural heritage sites associated with its important Jewish history. As one of Europe’s greatest cities, Jewish Budapest preserves a remarkable record of Jewish life over several centuries: from the prosperous medieval communities that lived here during the Middle Ages to their modern-day counterparts.

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Holocaust Memorials in Berlin, Budapest, and Amsterdam

There are hundreds of Holocaust memorials around the world, including many in cities where we run walking tours. We sat down with scholars in Berlin, Budapest, and Amsterdam to learn more about some of the most significant Holocaust memorials around the world, and to get their insight into some of the trickier aspects of interpretation and memorialization.

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