Sunday, September 17, 2006


A Jewish community rebuilding? The synagogues of Central Europe are tourist attractions now, mostly. But the visitors centers assure me that the communities are rebuilding. Every Capitol has at least one "Old Jewish Quarter" with at least two grand synagogues. Budapest has seven, with gravestones that date back centuries, (quite common). Budapest claims to have Europe's oldest Jewish community. And here is one of her Synagogues.

Street level view.

A sculpture, a "tree of life" in the courtyard behind the Synagogue.

The Star of David on the gate.

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