Hungary, a country of approximately 100,000 Jews, began construction on Budapest's first synagogue on January 27, 2013, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Most of Hungary's Jews were killed in the Holocaust, but many of the survivors live in Israel today.
The world turned its back on the Jews of Europe during the Nazi Holocaust. Many of those who miraculously survived became a part of a reborn Jewish state.
Israel is home to more than 200,000 Jewish Holocaust survivors, many of whom require assistance that the state is often difficult for the thinly-stretched national budget to provide. That is where the goodwill of supporters around the world comes in, and the readers of Israel Today are right there on the front lines.