Grave of first rabbi of Berezhany found in Ternopil region

8 August 2018, 10:46 | History, archaeology | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

In the city of Berezhany, on July 11-13, an epigraphic expedition under the Judaism master's program of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) was carried out under the guidance of professors Vitaliy Chernoivanenko and Taisiya Sidorchuk with the participation of epigraphics experts Kateryna Malakhova and Oleksandra Fishel and a group of NaUKMA students.

The main task of NaUKMA undergraduates was to document the inscriptions engraved on matsevas - tombstones, many of which were destroyed or demolished, Religion in Ukraine reports citing Istpravda.com.ua.

Burial at a Jewish cemetery in Berezhany, according to some sources, was carried out from the beginning of the 17th century till the Second World War.

Local authorities met with the head of the expedition Vitaliy Chernoivanenko and discussed a number of issues concerning assistance in carrying out research work on the territory of the Jewish cemetery.

According to Oleg Zakharkiv, deputy mayor, during the research work, expedition members used a map where burial places (several hundred of them) were mapped -- that were partially preserved.

During the study of the inscriptions on matsevas, they found the grave of Shalom Mordechai Ha-Koen (? -1630), the first rabbi of Berezhany.

One cannot ignore the fact that in the 1990s a vault was built on a Jewish cemetery, where rabbi Meshulam Shrafi Faibusha, a Hasidic tsadik (the Righteous), the founder of the dynasty of Berezhany's Hasidim  (1810 - 1874) was buried.

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    • velovs@ukr.net | 18 January 2019, 11:26

      "Президент наголосив, що необхідно молитися і боротися за українську церкву і єдність. «Молитися і боротися – і тоді ми точно здатні протистояти Москві. Молитися і боротися, щоб бути разом.

    • velovs@ukr.net | 18 January 2019, 09:53

      А от милосердний і преблагий Господь любить УСІХ людей - і, до того ж, недосконалих і грішних: тобто якраз НІ ЗА ЩО! А просто - як Свої створіння, як Своїх дітей! --------- І нам, християнам,

    • muhamuha33 | 18 January 2019, 09:01

      за що поважати це шоколадне брехло ? Та й церква ніби як відокремлена від держави!

    • ukrlem | 17 January 2019, 18:27

      що за ідіот. А як Епіфаній молится за Кирилла то що тепер робить?

    • Михаил | 17 January 2019, 11:23

      Пора объявлять импичмент за грубейшее нарушение 35й статьи Конституции. Кстати, Денисенко должен напрячься - а вдруг Порошенко тоже захочет стать вторым "почетным патриархом". По четным

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