Last Hebrew School in Hungary Liquidated; Hatikvah No Longer Sung in Budapest Temples

The Tarbut school in Budapest, the only Hebrew school in Hungary, has been closed down following its inclusion in the government school system. There is now no Jewish school for children up to the age of 14 throughout Hungary. However, there are still two Jewish schools in Budapest functioning for children between 14 and 18 years of age.

The Zionist anthem Hatikvah is no longer sung in synagogues here at the conclusion of religious services. The official Jewish weekly publication, Uj Elet, is increasing its anti-Zionist propaganda with each issue, as is the general press in Hungary. Prominence is given to reports on difficulties of life in Israel in order to discourage Hungarian Jews from seeking to emigrate to the Jewish state.

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