A solidarity service was held at the Dohány Street synagogue in Budapest for Israel in response to the brutal attack by Hamas.
Katalin Novák, President of the Republic, Cardinal Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Zoltán Balog, Pastor of the Reformed Bishop of the Hungarian Reformed Church, Miklós Soltész, the Ministry responsible for church and national relations, Mayor Gergely Karácsony, Slomó Köves, the leading rabbi of the United Hungarian Israeli Religion – the Hungarian Jewish Association, and Gábor Keszler, the president of the Autonomous Orthodox Israeli Religion (MAOIH), all came together in a show of unity at a solidarity service.
Dr. Grósz Andor, the president of Mazsihisz, delivered a heartfelt message during the service. He expressed the deep pain shared by the Jewish community and emphasized that, despite the silence in his words, he found solace in the fact that he was not alone in his grief.
President Katalin Novák received special thanks for representing the entire Hungarian society at this solemn event. In her remarks, she acknowledged that the sorrow and pain of the Jewish community were intertwined with that of the entire Hungarian society.
This gathering, attended by diverse religious and community leaders, underscored the importance of unity and solidarity in times of tragedy, emphasizing the bonds that connect individuals from different backgrounds and beliefs.