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Batei Ungarin

Batei Ungarin (Hebrew: בתי אונגרין, lit. Hungarian Houses) is a Haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem. It was built by Kolel Ungarin, a Hungarian Jewish charity supporting Jews living in the Land of Israel.

HistoryEdit

Batei Ungarin was established in 1891. By World War I, there were 100 homes, a synagogue, a beit midrash and a mikveh.[1] The original inhabitants of the neighborhood came from Hungary, and many of the residents who live there today can trace their lineage to Hungary.[2] A major Hasidic group called Toldos Aharon has its headquarters on the edge of Batei Ungarin.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kark, Ruth; Oren-Nordheim, Michal (2001). Jerusalem and its Environs: Quarters, Neighborhoods, Villages, 1800-1948. Wayne State University Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-0814329092. Retrieved 2017-09-05.
  2. ^ Cashman, Greer Fay (2010-09-29). "Tourist attractions at your front door". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2017-09-05.

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