The medieval synagogue in the Buda Castle's Táncsics Street
Budapest, 2018. szeptember 6. Faith Áser Ákos a budavári Táncsics Mihály utca 26. szám alatti zsidó imaház új rabbija kezében az új Tórával a zsinagóga újraavatásán 2018. szeptember 6-án. MTI Fotó: Koszticsák Szilárd

The medieval synagogue in the Buda Castle’s Táncsics Street was reconsecrated on Thursday.

President János Áder, members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of other religions attended the event.

US ambassador David B. Cornstein and Hungarian president János Áder
Slomó Köves, chief rabbi of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH)
Slomó Köves, chief rabbi of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH) and Hungarian president János Áder

Slomó Köves, chief rabbi of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH), said in his speech that this was a “great day” for the Jewish people. “We are alive today … not due to our strength or greatness but because for three millennia, we hung on to the everlasting flame of God’s revelations…” he said.

The synagogue was erected at the end of the 14th century and was in use until 1686,

when the Christian army took Buda from the Ottoman empire. The victors massacred those seeking refuge in the prayer house and burned the building.

Ákos Faith Asher is the new rabbi in the medieval synagogue in the Buda Castle’s Táncsics Street.

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Synagogue in Buda Castle reconsecrated – Photo gallery
Synagogue in Buda Castle reconsecrated
Synagogue in Buda Castle reconsecrated

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Synagogue in Buda Castle reconsecrated
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Ákos Faith Áser, the new rabbi in Buda Castle
Synagogue in Buda Castle reconsecrated
Synagogue in Buda Castle reconsecrated

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