Despite hard economic times and the cloud of anti-Semitism, the elegant city remains full of delights, Jewish and otherwise.
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Budapest is a city of elegance and grandeur, a cultural delight, abounding with museums, theaters and concert halls, magnificent monuments, lyrical bridges, ancient Roman ruins, soothing thermal baths, picturesque parks and superb cuisine. Once two separate towns that merged into one city in 1873, Buda and Pest lie on either side of the River Danube. Each distinct in its own way, the hills of Buda on the right bank and the sprawling avenues of Pest on the left, easily blend their unique flavor that offers the city its exceptional quality.
Our first annual list of eight best Chanukah videos continues on Day 2 with this 2011 offering from Naomi Less and Glenn Grossman of Brookyn about seeing miracles in the people you love. This video, produced by Andrea Ausztrics features images of social entrepreneurs from the ROI Community around the globe who responded and sent in photos that represent the themes of the song.
ROI (return on investment) Community helped make this video possible.
About 120 Hungarians donned paper yellow stars with the word “Jude” (“Jew” in German) written on them and lined up on the bank of the Danube in downtown Budapest to protest recent anti-Semitic and racist incidents in Hungary.
Local media said the demonstration Thursday afternoon was a Flashmob organized on Facebook.
The protesters staged the demonstration outside the building hosting the offices of Members of Parliament.