If you are in Budapest between August 30 and September 6, don’t miss the annual Jewish Summer Festival (http://www.zsidokulturalisfesztival.hu/en/ ). Since the collapse of Communism Budapest has enjoyed a revival of Jewish culture. You are welcome to get the full picture during one of Fungarian’s Jewish Heritage Tours (http://fungarian.hu/jewish-heritage-tour/ )

The emblematic folk song SZÓL A KAKAS MÁR (The rooster’s calling) collected by Hassidic Rabbi Itzhak Isaac Taub of Nagykálló, East of Hungary (1744-1828), has become a symbol of Hungarian-Jewish common folklore.

There are two excellent performances of the song, one by the Muzsikás Ensemble and Márta Sebestyén, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BYAKMSi_1g,  the other is by the wonderful Bea Palya https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5PZHFa9YUo

For the lyrics in Hungarian and in English go to: