Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Facility in Belz, Ukraine

JTA:
A new facility to accommodate foreign Jewish pilgrims opened in Ukraine.
The new complex that features a synagogue, a ritual bath and a hotel was inaugurated this week in the town of Belz in Western Ukraine. Belz, probably best known for its mention in the Yiddish song classic “Mein Shtetele Belz,” was once a thriving Jewish community that in the 19th century became the birthplace of the Belz Chasidic movement...

Some $250,000 was spent toward the construction of the new facility for pilgrims. The funds were primarily raised among the Belz Chasidic community in Israel.
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 7:40 PM

2 Comments:

Anonymous observingjew said...

Ya think it will give Uman a run for the money ? ;-)

12:25 AM  
Anonymous hershl said...

"Belz, probably best known for its mention in the Yiddish song classic “Mein Shtetele Belz,” "

That's a mistake! The belz of "mein shtetele belz" is not the belz in ukraine but belz in bessarabia/moldova (today known as beltsi)olshanetsky who composed the song was from beltsi

5:23 AM  

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