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Hungary

In Budapest, volunteers work to restore one of the world’s largest Jewish cemeteries

Volunteers from Israel, the U.S., Canada, and Belarus are part of an international team that is cleaning up one of the world's largest Jewish cemeteries.

Hungarian Jews protest law banning LGBT content for minors

Jewish groups in Hungary have condemned a new law in the country that forbids sharing content on homosexuality with minors.

Synagogue in eastern Hungary to get facelift thanks to Jamie Lee Curtis

An abandoned synagogue in eastern Hungary is getting a facelift thanks to Hollywood actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

With popular Instagram account, Europe’s abandoned Jewish sites aren’t forgotten

Budapest-based Matyas Kiraly has amassed 14k followers in his travels to over 100 ruined cemeteries and synagogues, which he documents in an homage to a once-flourishing community.

Hungarian rabbis and lay leaders reject attempts to divide the community

In an open letter, 22 rabbis and community leaders of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (MAZSHISZ) denounced ongoing attempts to divide Hungarian Jewry.

András Heisler – Helping out during the pandemic

in an op-ed in the Jerusalem Post, András Heisler, President of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary – MAZSIHISZ, reflects on the past year, as the world was hit by the Covid-19 crisis.

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