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Medzhybizh

of ongoing restoration efforts. The location of its famous graves are now protected by a modern building. The Apter Rov's shul is currently undergoing renovation. A complete re-creation of the Besht's shul was recently constructed on its original site. Jewish history and culture thumb The fortress-like Sirkes Shul in Medzhybizh, probably built in the 17th century (photo taken in 1935) (File:Sirkes Shul Medzhibozh 1935.jpg) File:Inside Sirkes Shul Medzhibozh 1930.jpg thumb The interior

the local Ukrainian population remembered the Baal Shem Tov's healing powers during his lifetime and they were afraid of his powerful magic even beyond the grave. The old Jewish cemetery contains a modern building over the graves of the important Jewish dignitaries. Other gravestones in this cemetery are worth visiting as the artwork on many stones shows a level of cultural achievement matching the rise of importance of the town. The oldest burial in this cemetery dates from 1555. Toward the central western portion of town is the new Jewish cemetery, which is only in fair condition. Here Jews are buried from the early 19th century through modern times. Outside of town to the west, and adjacent to the Southern Bug river, is the Nazi mass killing site where approximately 3,000 Jews were buried. A monument marks the site. The three ravines that holds the graves are covered in concrete. Famous people associated with Medzhybizh *Rabbi Joel Sirkes (1561–1640), "the Ba"ch," major halachist and Talmud commentator. *Rabbi Israel ben Eliezar Baal Shem Tov (1698–1760), founder of Chasidism *Rabbi Boruch of Medzhybizh (1757–1811), son of Udl the daughter of the Baal Shem Tov (Ba'al Shem Tov) *Rabbi Nachman of Breslav (1772–1810), Great Grandson of the Baal Shem Tov and founder of the Breslov (Breslov (Hasidic dynasty)) Hasidic dynasty *Rabbi Ze'ev Wolf Kitzes (~1685-1788), disciple of the Baal Shem Tov. Buried next to the Baal Shem Tov in Medzhybizh. *Hershel of Ostropol (early 19th century), Jewish comedy figure *Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt (Opatów) (1748–1825), the "Apter Rov" and founder of the Apt Mezhbizh Zinkover (Apta (Hasidic dynasty)) Chasidic (Chasidism) rabbinic dynasty *Micha Josef Berdyczewski (Micha Bin Goryon) (1865–1921), Hebrew author *Joseph Barondess (1867–1928), after living with his wife in Medzhibozh, immigrated to the US in 1888 and became an important labor leader and politician *Leonid Afanasyevich Berdichevski (1908–1944), son of Micha Josef Berdyczewski, rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel in the Soviet army during World War II. Was awarded "Hero of the Soviet Union" because of a heroic stand where he was mortally wounded in a tank battle near Yelgava. *Milton Shprintzen (1912–2007), born in Medzhybizh, escaped pogroms to emigrate first to Montreal and then to New York in the 1920s. Beginning work as a laborer in textile companies, he worked his way to partnership in a textile firm in New York City and after retiring from that business, he started a new career in finance working until he was past 90. Legacy.com Secure Server *Abraham Colfin (1912–1992) born Abraham Chalfin Ha-Cohen in Medzhybizh, escaped with his mother and two brothers, emigrating first to Romania and then to New York in 1922. Began working in Merchant Marine and then as a cutter and Union Organizer with Local 10 of the ILGWU. Retired as a dress cutter and grader for Kasper of Leslie Fay. *Charles Colfin (1915–1988) born Yehoshua Chalfin Ha-Cohen, escaped with family, served with the 34th Infantry Division during World War II from North Africa through the invasions of Italy and Southern France. Received Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Clusters. *Ilya Isaacovich Frenkel (1917–2006) World War II veteran, protagonist in Hershel Polianker's novel "Teacher from Medzhibozh." Bibliography *Chapin, David A. and Weinstock, Ben, ''The Road from Letichev: The history and culture of a forgotten Jewish community in Eastern Europe, Volume 1 and Volume 2''. ISBN 0-595-00666-3 and ISBN 0-595-00667-1 iUniverse, Lincoln, NE, 2000. *Rabinowicz, Tzvi M. ''The Encyclopedia of Hasidism'': ISBN 1-56821-123-6 Jason Aronson, Inc., 1996. *Rosman, Moshe, ''Founder of Hasidism'': ISBN 0-520-20191-4 Univ. of California Press, 1996. *Rosman, Moshe, "Miedzyboz and Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov", ''Zion'', Vol. 52, No. 2, 1987, p. 177-89. Reprinted within ''Essential Papers on Hasidism'' ed, G.D. Hundert ISBN 0-8147-3470-7, New York, 1991. *Rosman, Moshe, ''The Lords' Jews: Magnate-Jewish Relations in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Eighteenth Century'', ISBN 0-916458-47-4 Cambridge, MA, 1990. *Polyanker, Hirsh, ''Der lerer fun Medzshibozsh (Teacher from Medzhibozh, Учитель из Меджибожа)'', Moscow, 1982, LC Control No.: 83116737. References External links *Pictures of Medzhybizh - Sights, cities and maps of Ukraine on Map of Ukraine *About Medzhybizh *Medzhybizh information *Where is Medzhybizh? * Map * History of Jewish Community in Medzhibozh * Rebbe Nachman was born in the town of Medzhybizh, Ukraine. His mother, Feiga, was the daughter of Adil (also spelled Udel), daughter of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Hasidic Judaism. His father Simcha was the son of Rabbi Nachman of Horodenka (Gorodenka), one of the Baal Shem Tov's disciples, after whom Rebbe Nachman was named. Rebbe Nachman had two brothers, Yechiel Zvi and Yisroel Mes, and a sister, Perel. ''Until the Mashiach'', p. 2. DATE OF BIRTH 4 April 1772 PLACE OF BIRTH Medzhybizh, Ukraine DATE OF DEATH 16 October 1810 After the death of the Lithuanian prince Vytautas (Vitovt) in 1430, Podolia was incorporated into Podolian Voivodeship of the Polish Crown (Crown of the Kingdom of Poland), with the exception of its eastern part, the Province of Bratslav (Bratslav Voivodeship), which remained with Lithuania until its union with Poland in the Union of Lublin of 1569. Apart from an Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) occupation (1672 - 1699) and administration as Podolia Eyalet, the Poles retained Podolia until the partition (Partitions of Poland)s of their country in 1772 and 1793, when the Austrian Habsburg Monarchy and Imperial Russia annexed the western and eastern parts respectively. During Ottoman rule, Podolia was a province with its center was Kamaniçe (Kamianets-Podilskyi) and was divided sanjaks of Kamaniçe, Bar (Bar, Ukraine), Mejibuji (Medzhybizh) and Yazlofça (Yazlovets). http: tr.wikipedia.org wiki Podolya_Eyaleti Eyalet of Podolia birth_date August 7, 1865 birth_place Medzhybizh, Ukraine, Russian Empire death_date November 18, 1921 Berdyczewski was born in 1865 in the town Medzhybizh in western Ukraine, the birth place of Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer, (also known as the Baal Shem Tov), founder of Hasidism, to a family of Hasidic Rabbis. His father was the town Rabbi. In his youth he began to read works from the Jewish Enlightenment, and their influence is noticeable in his works. Berdyczewski was forced to divorce his first wife following her family’s objection to his involvement with secular literature. He then moved to the Volozhin Yeshiva, but there too, his pursuit of unconventional literature stirred anger and objection. DATE OF BIRTH August 7, 1865 PLACE OF BIRTH Medzhybizh, Ukraine DATE OF DEATH November 18, 1921 *Mattersdorf (Mattersdorf (Hasidic dynasty)) (from Mattersburg, Austria) *Mezhbizh (Mezhbizh (Hasidic dynasty)) (from Medzhybizh), Ukraine; Also see Apter Rov (Apter Rebbe) *Mishkoltz (Mishkoltz (Hasidic dynasty)) (from Miskolc, Hungary) Biography Sirkis was born in Lublin in 1561. At age fourteen he went to the ''yeshiva'' of Solomon ben Judah. After remaining there some time he went to Brest-Litovsk, where he attended the yeshiva of Rabbi Phoebus. While still a youth he was invited to the rabbinate of Pruzhany, near Slonim. Later he occupied the rabbinates of Lubkow, Lublin, Medzyboz (Medzhybizh), Belz, Szydlowka, and finally Brest-Litovsk and Kraków, succeeding in each of the two last-mentioned places his teacher R. Phoebus. *Medzhybizh, town in Western Ukraine (till 1795 Międzybórz in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth), famous for Hassidism *R. Arieh Lieb Rapoport (d. 1759), rabbi in Prezwork *R. Dov Berish Rapoport (d. 1823), rabbi in Medzhybizh, married into the Emden family *Rapoport-Bick (rabbinic dynasty)


Kolašin

to major European destinations. Media * Ozon Radio (Ozon Radio (Montenegro)) People *Slavko Labovic, a Danish-Serbian actor Photos Image:Kolasin winter.jpg Image:SV400127.JPG File:Kolasin - Hotel.JPG File:Kolasin - Old Houses in Main Street.JPG File:Kolasin -Town Orthodox Church.JPG File:Kolasin Town House.JPG File:Kolasin - The modern building of Kolasin Tourist office.JPG File:Kolasin - Nature in Vicinity.JPG References


Bijeljina

in Bijeljina - founded in 1932 year, thanks to prominent people and intellectuals. Played a major role in raising the cultural level of the construction and opening of reading rooms in rural villages of Semberija. Now located in a modern building and has over 100,000 books. The Tavna Monastery is located in the southern part of the Bijeljina municipality. The date of foundation is hidden somewhere in the shadows of the far past. The cronichles of monasteries Tronosha and Pech say it was built


Gagra

Stalin. Not far from the boarding house is amazingly beautiful wild beach "White Stones". * '''Summer Pension "Sunny"''' is a beautifully kept park at the foot of the Gagra Range. At 300 meters from the boarding house is a unique wild beach "White Stones". * '''Mini-Hotel "Old Gagra"''' small, charming hotel located in Komsomolsk park near the old Gagra on the beach. The hotel is a 2-storey modern building of the framework. Own enclosed area. * '''Guesthouse "Tropicana"''' is located in the new Gagra, a closed area, which is guarded. Guesthouse Tropicana is located just 15 minutes walk from the city, the pebble beach. Guesthouse Tropicana is located on a hillside Gagra ridge on the way to the observation deck. * '''Mini-hotel "By the Sea"''' is located in the heart of Gagra and represents a 2-storey building. At 70 meters from the hotel is the city of sand and pebble beach. * '''Guesthouse "Chegem"''' is located in the heart of the city of Gagra, three hundred meters from the beach. The rooms have beautiful views of the Old Gagra, the sea and the park. * '''Sanatorium Chelyuskintsev''' located on the beach in the resort Gagra on the park area with exotic plants. The main medical profile sanatorium Chelyuskintsev - diseases of the cardiovascular system, nervous system diseases, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, diseases of bones and joints, urological diseases, gynecological diseases, correction of family and marital relations. Open year round. * '''Pension "Energetic"''' is located in the heart of New Gagra, on the beach, near the residential area, a fenced park area. A five-minute walk from the city market and balneological. "Energetic" is ideal for those who like fun and noisy pastime. Connect Go next * Auadhare - Abkhazian resort, 18 km from Lake Riza, located at an altitude of 1,600 m, famous for its mineral springs and sulfide waterfall with sparkling water. wikipedia:Gagra Commons:Category:Gagra


Tehachapi, California

Taken together, these facts support the hypothesis that beaver ranged throughout Santa Barbara County, California and Ventura County, California.


Palenque, Chiapas

Lesser known are a number of ecotourism sites. One of the most recent ecotourism parks to be created include the “Ecoparque los Aluxes” just outside the city of Palenque. It is a conservation center with facilities to rescue wildlife. It also has natural enclosures containing species such as jaguars, ocelots, bobcats, red and green macaws, spider monkeys, parrots, turtles and various bird species. The facility has relations with other similar ecotourism parks such as Xcaret Park. One of the institution’s goals is to release fifty macaws per year into the surrounding Palenque National Park.


Enontekiö

for its predecessor, which was destroyed during the Lapland war; it is the sixth church of the municipality. It is a modern building made from brick and concrete and designed by the architect, Veikko Larkas. The slender church tower is 30 m high and is connected to the nave by a porch. The artist Uuno Eskola made the altarpiece of the church with a combination of fresco and mosaic techniques. It depicts the resurrected Jesus Christ, who is blessing Lapland and its people


Cherkasy

Trinity Church were situated. In 1977 all architectural and archaeological sites were completely destroyed during construction of the monument. From the top of the hill you can see beautiful panorama of the Kremenchuk Reservoir. *Local History Museum. Cherkasy Oblast museum is housed in a modern building, built in 1985 in the historic center of the city near the Hill of Glory (Castle Hill). Thirty halls of the museum offer sections about nature of the region, archeology, ethnography, history of the region in the 14th – early 20th century, modern history from 1917 to the present. In total there are about 12 thousand exhibits. *Puppet Theatre. Cherkasy Regional Academic Puppet Theater is located in the central part of the city, in a building that is an architectural monument of the 19th century. The building is decorated with mosaics with the heroes of fairy tales. *School of Music. The building of Cherkasy Music School of S. Gulak-Artemovsky was built in 1903 as a men’s gymnasium. The author of the project was great Kiev architect of Polish origin V. Gorodetsky. In the second half of the 20th century, after the construction of a modern extension, the building became the home of a music school. International relations


Sedgemoor

Stone building with prominent square tower. In the foreground are daffodils. 100px Over Stowey Civil parish style "text-align:center;" 352 Bridgwater Rural District - alt modern building with shop. Sign over window says Pawlett Country Store & Off Licence. 100px (File:Pawlett village shop.jpg) Pawlett (Pawlett, Somerset) Civil Parish


Limassol

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.JPG A modern building File:Limassol Old Town Building 3.JPG Old Town Building File:Limassol Kathedrale Agia Napa.JPG A church in Limassol File:Saint Barbara's church at Zakaki, Limassol 7.JPG A church in Limassol See also *Limassol District *Cyprus University of Technology *Amathus *Kourion *Knights Templar * ''Limassol'' is also the title of a song by Maxïmo Park from the album ''A Certain Trigger''. * ''Limassol'' is the title of a 2010 novel


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