It has been a busy visit so far in Budapest, with little time to stop and reflect (or post). Here are a few highlights..... and with luck I'll be able to add a bit more in the coming days. Today at least I managed to stock up on matzo for Passover -- there are several kosher shops now selling kosher for Pesach brands, at a wide variety of prices, I might add. The commercial kosher shops sell it for just about twice the price of what the Jewish-community run outlets do. But that's business....
Let me perhaps tell it in pictures:
Last week I attended the opening of a newly enlarged synagogue -- three times its original size -- in a residential neighborhood in Buda. And then I went there for services. Here's a link to a 360 degree panorama of the place. And my own pic from the opening:
|Synagogue on Karoli Gaspar ter. Photo (c) Ruth Ellen Gruber|
This is one of three synagogues in Budapest that have young and growing congregations. Another is the lovely courtyard Frankel Leo synagogue, also in Buda.
|Frankel Leo Synagogue. Photo (c) Ruth Ellen Gruber|
|Frankel Leo synagogue. Photo (c) Ruth Ellen Gruber|