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Miracle Rabbis & Jewish Cemetery at the Village of Mád.

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Namely you may already know that the City of Tokaj gave its name to … The Wine of the Kings – The King of Wines. Here using century-old technology, the basis of which is the late harvesting of dried grapes and the subsequent special winemaking process. Even more special than assú is Tokaj essence (a.k.a. nectar or natural essence), which means a very thick juice that flows out and is captured under its own weight during the storage of assú grains.)

Here whereas the landscape of the River Tiszta meets the River Bodrog is the subland with its hills. The path leads for the way of themore of the Miracle Rabbis and Jewish Cemetery at the Village of Mád, whereas situated the miraculous Rabbi’s Grave a.k.a. respected place of pilgrimage is the still functioning synagogue. Pilgrims from all over the world come to a MÁD – Hungarian village to visit the tomb of the miracle rabbi. Tombstones from 200 to 300 years old can be found in the well-kept cemetery surrounded by a stone fence.

In the 16-17 century, Jewish families took over the distribution of wine from Greek merchants. They played a major role in the modernization of viticulture and wine production, and in the distribution of the kosher wines. In the rest of Hegyalja: the religious community was usually established in the 18th-19th century, and as it grew stronger, synagogues, baths, houses of worship, and schools were built – however, all of these were not revived after the Holocaust, and in many cases the buildings were not even saved, however, there are exceptions. In Tokaj, at the cost of a decade-long struggle, the synagogue, Tarcal, became a cultural center – retaining its character – by the new owner, who saved it, renovated it and made it open to the public as a gallery. In Bodrogkeresztúr, only the mass of the building remained, and it was at the service of nature conservation. At the same time, today the only functioning Jewish house of worship in Hegyalja can be found in Tokaj. At Bodrogkeresztúr each guard the graves of several well-known rabbis. The most famous is certainly the latter: at the top of Dereszla Hill, admirers – not only Hasidic – make a pilgrimage to the “ohel”– protected grave of “Reb Sájele”, or Rabbi Jesá Steiner, who is revered as a miracle rabbi. His former house, where they always cooked for fifty people so that no one left the rabbi hungry, is now open to pilgrims again.

Here are the graves of the religious community’s famous rabbis: Ábrahám Schwartz DPOB 1824-1883 – Mád, was one of the leading Hungarian rabbis of the 19th century. Wrote only one work titled Kol Aryeh, but it has influence on the rabbis of Hungary and religous foregniers. The Kol Aryeh synagogue in Mád is located in the heart of the village, in an easily accessible location. Mordeháj Winkler, who died in 1932 is also buried here. Pilgrims from all over the world come to a MÁD to the Hungarian village to visit the tomb of the miracle rabbi. To approach The Kol Aryeh synagogue in Mád is located in the heart of the village, in an easily accessible location.

Mád the village is not only famous for its stunning surroundings and gastronomy, but also excels in culture and traditions. Mád’s Jewry … The Jewish ethnic group arrived in the area at the beginning of the 17th century and immediately got involved in local public life, as well as in the grape and wine trade. The Catholic, Israelite and Protestant population lived together peacefully, but the Holocaust completely put an end to this. Only 40 of the 230 Jews of Mád returned. They created the community in 1947 and elected a rabbi. Over time, however, fewer-and-fewer people remained in the area, until finally, in 1994, the last Jewish resident of Mád died.

The Synagogue in Mád was built by Italian masters in 1795 in a baroque style, and the interior is well decorated with Polish-Lithuanian influences.

Mád is still a prominent meeting point among Jews. Kol Aryeh SynagogueMád already had a

in 1771, but the religious center, the unique Baroque style is considered one of the most beautiful synagogues in Hungary, was built in the settlement only in 1795 by Italian masters. The 130-seat building has four supporting columns and a beautiful dome above the lake reader. After the number of local Jews decreased by 90% due to the Holocaust, the council created apartments in the rabbi’s house and left the synagogue to waste. The building was not only neglected, but also ransacked, and the books and furniture found there were burned. Thanks to the Jewish Heritage Grant program of the World Monuments Fund in New York, the restoration work of the building, which had been completely destroyed by then, could begin in 2000, in April 2004, the beautiful synagogue, which can still be seen today, was handed over.

The professional retouching of the place won the Europa Nostra diploma in 2005. Approach The Kol Aryeh synagogue in Mád is located in the heart of the village, in an easily accessible location.

The beautiful Baroque Synagogue served the local Jewish population for over 150 years. Restoration of the building was completed in 2004. The carpenters carved to leave their mark with the Star of David to each row of benches as a sign of their respect.

Had excellent two tour guide at Bodrogkeresztúr about Steiner Sajele miracle rabbi tomb by dr. Szonja Komoróczy, by Mariann Frank – Head of the rabbinical house of Mádi presentation on the Mádi rabbis and Yiddish correspondence. The tour ended with a kosher solet lunch by Eszter Fűszeres.

Riport and snaps by Aggie Reiter