Budapest Jewish Quarter

Jewish Quarter
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The Jewish Quarter in Budapest stands out as one of the most culturally and historically significant areas in Hungary’s capital, shaped by a rich and complex past and a diverse community. The history of Jews in Budapest spans centuries, with traces of their presence dating back to the 11th century. However, it wasn’t until the late 18th and early 19th centuries that a notable influx of Jews settled in Budapest, driven by the liberalization policies of Emperor Joseph II, who granted them equal rights as citizens. This migration led to the establishment of vibrant Jewish communities within the city, marked by the construction of synagogues in the Jewish quarter. The area flourished as a bustling center of Jewish culture and commerce, characterized by markets, shops, and restaurants catering to the specific needs of the community, complete with traditional kosher butchers and bakeries that lent the neighborhood a distinct character.

Today, the Jewish quarter remains a dynamic cultural hub in Budapest, boasting an eclectic blend of traditional and modern influences. Home to several synagogues, including the impressive Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe, the area also houses the Jewish Museum and Archives, offering a comprehensive exploration of the history and culture of Hungarian Jews. Strolling through the streets of the Jewish quarter, one can still discern traces of its rich past, from old signs in Hebrew and Yiddish to remnants of traditional businesses. Additionally, the neighborhood has become a popular destination for street art and graffiti enthusiasts, with colorful murals adorning building walls and contributing to the distinctive and unique atmosphere of this historical district.

 

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World Jewish Travel was thrilled at #IMTM 2024 to present a copy of the WJT Jewish Silk Road Pressbook to the CEO of the Azerbaijan National Tourism Board Florian Sengstschmid and Jamilya Talibzade its Israeli representative Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB).

The Pressbook celebrates the one year anniversary of the Jewish Silk Road Portal launch, an amazing example of using Jewish travel as a means of cultural diplomacy, whilst highlighting the significant Jewish contribution to the ancient trade route. Kudos to our participating partners from the Kiriaty Foundation (Turkey), National Board of Tourism of #Georgia, National Board of Tourism of #Uzbekistan, and Israeli Embassy of #India.

See the overwhelming reaction from the press, by downloading our free pressbook. Special thanks to Moshe Gilad of the @haaretzcom for highlighting this forgotten but important story in the Galeria section of the newspaper and available to download on WJT.

👉Link to WJT Jewsih Silk Rad Pressbook and more is in our bio
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