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|Some words about Minsk.....
Minsk, the capital of the Republic of Belarus, is an ancient city with rich history. It is 930 years in 1997 since the city was first described in the Story of Bygone Years chronicle as fortress of the Polotsk Principality associated with feudal battle on the Nemiga river in 1067. Minsk is the country's major industrial and cultural centre and one ofitsmost beautiful places. Just take walk in the centre of the city or go to the residential areas on the outskirts and you will see it for yourself. The city has acquired its peculiar look and colouring thanks to the well-planned avenues and squares, to the green ofthe parks and gardens stretching along the Svisloch river, to the historical monuments and the newly-built underground stations. Today's appearance ofthe city has developed due to many historical factors. Indeed, Minsk is situated right on the way from the West to the East. It has been many time destroyed by invaders and devastating fires and had to be rebuilt practically from scratch. It remembers the sanguine feudal wars, invasions of Mongol nomads and Tatar hordes whose ancestors had lived on the Belarus territory.
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In 1629 the superior of the Minsk Monastery of Peter and Paul brought
On Jan. 1, 1896, the Jews of Minsk numbered 43,658. There were about
The following are the names of Jews of Minsk who obtained particular
Moses Zeeb b. Judah, author of "Kol Yehudah."
Menahem Mendel, son of the preceding.
Asher b. Lob, tosaflst.
Isaac Abraham (held office 1749-55; d.1776)
Raphael b. Jekuthiel Lifander (1756-66).
Samuel of Indur (held office till 1777, when the district rabbinate
Moses (d.1696), son of the martyr Mordecai, who was killed in Lublin
Lob Ba'al ha-Tosefot (d. about 1708).
Lob b. Asher, author of "Sha'agat Aryeh."
Jehiel b. Solomon Heilprin (d. about 1742), author of "Seder ha-Dorot."
Moses b. Jehiel Heilprin, succeeded his father about 1744.
Joseph b. Simhah Rapoport.
Gershon Harif (1778-93).
Israel b. Lob Mirkes (d. about 1813).
Samuel Segal (d. Dec.27, 1818).
Israel b. Hayyim Heilprin (d. 1836)
Isaac b. Naphtali Hirz Pines (d. 1836), chief of the bet din.
Judah Lob de Boton, son-in-law of Isaac Abigdor, author of "Pardes
Zeeb Wolf b. Moses (dayyan; d. 1848).
Judah Lob b. Abraham (d. 1851)
David Tebele b. Moses, author of "Bet Dawid" (d. 1861)
Moses Zebi, appointed rabbi by the government.
Moses Samuel Pines (d. 1862), chief of the bet din.
Baruch b. Zebi, dayyanim.
Saul b. Solomon, dayyanim.
Hayyim Lipschitz, dayyanim.
Joel Harif, dayyanim.
Aryeh b. Jacob (d. 1866), chief rabbi; author of "Be'er Heteb."
Moses Judah Lob (d. 1889), son-in-law of David Tebele.
Jeroham Judah Lob Pearlman ben Solomon, Russian rabbi; born in Brest
Eliezer Rabinowitz, chief rabbi.
Isaac b. David Tebele, assistant rabbi.
Jacob b. Meir, assistant rabbi.
Abraham Haneles, appointed by the government.
Presidents of the Yeshibot
Aryeh Lob b. Zebi Horwitz, author of "Margenita Taba."
Aryeh Lob b. Asher, author of "Sha'agat Aryeh."
Raphael b. Jekuthiel.
Joshua Heshel, author of "Mazimiah Yeshu'ah" and "Yushu' be-Rosh";
Dob Isaac b. Sebi Meir (d.1851).
Israel Michael Jeshurun (d.1851).
Abraham b. Joshua Evenzik (d.1859).
Issachar Bar, surnamed "the diligent" ("Masmid"; d.1879).
Gershon Tanhum b. Elijah Benzion (d.1881).
Solomon b. Saul Levin.
Mandel, instructor at the yeshibah
Ber of Krasni, instructor at the yeshibah
Abraham b. Asher Anshel, author of "Ammude ha-Yemini."
Moses b. Judah, author of "Eben Shoham," who was later (1764)
Israelit, Israel Asher b. Ozer, Russian preacher; born about 1806;
Abraham b. Zechariah Hamburg.
Joshua Isaac b. Jehiel, author of "Emek Yehoshua'."
Authors, Scholars, and Others
Bampi, Issachar, author of a book "on Jewish customs."
Broyde, Aaron (d.1897), one of the directors of the Government Bank at
Eliasberg, Judah Bezaleel (d.1845).
Eger, Samuel, son of Akiba Eger.
Jolles, Isaiah Zechariah (d.1853), author of "Et le-Dabber" and "Dober
Kaplan, Jacob, corrected and added notes to the "Erez Kedumim."
Levanda, L., Hebrew-Russian writer.
Luria, Jacob Aaron, honored by Nicholas I. with a medal for useful
Luria, David, son of the preceding; conributor to the Hebrew
Libowitz (1758-1853), the miracle-worker; an intimate friend of Elijah
Maskileison, Abraham b. Judah Lob (d.July 19, 1848), author of "Maskil
Maskileison, Naphtali (d.1898), son of the preceding; publisher of the
Menahem Eliezer b. Levi (d.1817), author of "Ya'ir Kinno."
Rabinowitz, Eliezer Lipman (d.1887), an eminent Talmudic scholar, and
Rapoport, Jekuthiel Sussel (d.1872), member of the rabbinical
Solomonov, Mordecai (d.1897), author of many novellae on Talmudical
Solomon, Menahem b. Elijah, author of novellae on all parts of the
Pioneers of "Haskalah"
Brill, Joseph, Hebrew writer.
Haneles, Abraham, rabbi appointed by the government.
Kaplan, Israel, author of "Le-Torah we-Da'at."
Nofet, J. Zeeb, superintendent of the Jewish trade-school.
Sirkin, Joshua, prominent Zionist.
Sirotkin, Abraham, author.
Wohlman, Israel Mendel, ex-editor of the "Ha-Kokabim."
Blimowitz, Bar; Eliasberg, Lipman; Eliasberg, Samuel Jonah; Ettinger,
Soviet armies surrounded in Bialystok-Minsk region(Jul 1941)
THE JEWESS AND CAPTAIN Shultz - LOVE IN THE GHETTO
Minsk Jewish Campus Mazel Tov Children's Chanukah Concert
The Eastern Front
Red Army Victory Parade
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Other names: Mensk, Minskas, Miensk
Camp on Wheels in Minsk, Belarus
Now in its sixth year, Camp on Wheels attracted approximately 100 participants (students and young adults) from all over Belarus this past July. Camp of Wheels is run jointly by the Jewish Agency and Hillel. This August, a pilot based on Camp on Wheels was held in Moldova.
Large memorial tombstone of R. Chaim Volozhiner
Tree of Life Tombstone with the branches cut off
The Jewish cemetery in Volozhin before the Camp on Wheels participants' hard work and renovation.
Jewish families who moved to Birobidjan from (Soviet) Belarus in 1929.