Batei Ungarin

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Batei Ungarin

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

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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.

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