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Satu Mare Jewish community welcomes Limmud FSU founder
By JPOST.COM STAFF
05/15/2014
The namesake city of Satmar Hasidism, located in was is now Romania, once hosted a vibrant Jewish community that largely perished in the Holocaust.
 
Limmud FSU founder Chaim Chesler was welcomed on Thursday by the head of the Jewish community in the Romanian city of Satu Mare.

Nicolae Decsei feted Chesler at the 103-members synagogue in the city that once hosted a vibrant Jewish community, the majority of whom perished at Auschwitz-Burkina during World War II.

The Satmar hasidic sect emerged from the formerly-Hungarian city with the same name.

The Satu Mare Synagogue.




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