Batei Ungarin

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Batei Ungarin

Batei Ungarin (Hebrew: בתי אונגרין, lit. Hungarian Houses) is a Haredi Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem, north-east of the Old City of Jerusalem.[1] It was built by Kolel Ungarin, a Hungarian Jewish charity supporting Jews living in the Land of Israel.

History[edit]

Batei Ungarin was established in 1891 by immigrant Hungarian Jews.[2][3] By World War I, there were 100-200 homes (350 by 1948), a synagogue, a beit midrash, and a mikveh.[4][5] The original inhabitants of the neighborhood came from Hungary, and many of the residents who live there today can trace their lineage to Hungary.[6] A major Hasidic group called Toldos Aharon has its headquarters on the edge of Batei Ungarin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, David Marshall (2000). Moral Geographies: Ethics in a World of Difference. ISBN 9780748612789.
  2. ^ Jerusalem Architecture. Harry N. Abrams. 1994. ISBN 9780865651470.
  3. ^ Jerusalem and Its Environs: Quarters, Neighborhoods, Villages, 1800-1948. Wayne State University Press. 2001. ISBN 9780814329092.
  4. ^ Jerusalem Architecture, Periods and Styles: The Jewish Quarters and Public Buildings Outside the Old City Walls, 1860-1914. Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies. 1983. ISBN 9789652610195.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Cashman, Greer Fay (2010-09-29). "Tourist attractions at your front door". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2017-09-05.

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Coordinates: 31°47′12″N 35°13′27″E / 31.786533°N 35.22429°E / 31.786533; 35.22429