Hungary Church Pitches In To Build Torah Ark for Fire-Ravaged Synagogue

(JTA) — A Methodist church in Hungary offered to pay for the construction of Torah ark for a Budapest synagogue ravaged by fire. The Zuglo Synagogue in the Hungarian capital’s 14th district sustained heavy damage in a blaze that broke out Monday night, possibly as a result of an electric failure. No one was injured…

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