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Óbuda Synagogue’s Leading Rabbi Tests Positive

Csenge Schőnviszky 2020.07.29.

The result of the rabbi Slomó Köves’s coronavirus test came back positive on Wednesday, according to the United Hungarian Jewish Community (EMIH).

Two days ago EMIH announced that several members of the Óbuda Synagogue community became ill and one of them tested positive for the novel coronavirus, but they had not specified the infected person’s name. However, it was revealed on Tuesday that the leading rabbi of the Óbuda Synagogue, Slomó Köves was the one who tested positive.

Furthermore, the federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) and Budapest’s Jewish community BZSH decided yesterday to close down synagogues in Budapest, because a participant might have met with an infected person in a children’s camp.

Featured photo illustration by Lajos Soós/MTI