Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A Picture From My Family's Shtetl - Week 25

5 Comments:

At January 17, 2006 at 6:31:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

This is a picture from the remains of the Jewish cemetery that dates back to the 17th Century.

 
At January 19, 2006 at 12:08:00 AM EST, Blogger e-kvetcher said...

"This old cemetery, though it is overgrown with grass and with bushes and has practically no upright headstones, they still value as they might a treasure, a rare gem, a piece of wealth, and guard it like the apple of their eye. For this is not only the place where their ancestors lie, rabbis, men of piety, learned ones, scholars and famous people, including the dead from the ancient massacres of Chmelnitski's time - but also the only piece of land of which they are the masters, the only bit of earth they own where a blade of grass can sprout and a tree can grow and the air is fresh and one can breathe freely."

Sholom Aleichem, The Town of the Little People

 
At January 19, 2006 at 6:26:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Thank you for sharing that, e-kvetcher!

 
At January 23, 2006 at 3:14:00 PM EST, Blogger MC Aryeh said...

This picture has placed an ache in my heart. Were you able to make out the inscription?

 
At January 23, 2006 at 3:39:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Unfortunately not.

 

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