Mád: Restored synagogue honors village’s past

By Ruth Ellen Gruber
Published: Friday, August 5, 2005

MAD, Hungary — If one can fall in love with a building, I long ago fell in love with the synagogue in Mad, a quaint little winemaking village in the northeastern part of Hungary. The simple but impressive Baroque structure, built in the 1790s, rises on a hill above a jumble of red-tiled roofs, forming a tight triangle with the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches nearby.