Tzadikim graves in Ukraine
I have decide to create one page with the list of all Tzadikim graves in Ukraine because can find such information in one place in one language. Information will be published in blocks devided by regions.
There is no information about Tzadikim graves in Western Ukraine because I haven’t collected information about that region.
Kiev and Chernigov regions
Rabbi Menachem Nochum Twerski of Chernobyl and 4 tzadiks of his dynasty (can assume that 3 of them are Menachem Nochum’s grandson Aharon (1787–1872) and two Aharon’s sons Yitzhak Meshullam Zusya (? – 1881) and Baruh Asher (?-1905)).
Rabbi Menachem Nochum Twerski (born 1730, Narynsk, Volhynia – died 1797, Chernobyl) – founder of the Chernobyl Hasidic dynasty.
Ohel in Chernobyl
Rabbi Mordechai Dov (1839-1903), son of the sacred Rabbi Meshulam Zushe Yitzhak. The old cemetery was demolished in the late 1950s – early 1960s. Until the 1990s, the place was empty. In the 1990s, a village club building was under construction but was never finished. In the 1990s, at the supposed site of the grave of Rabbi Mordechai Dov Tverskoy (d. 1903), Hassidim erected an ohel. According to Meylekh Sheykhet, however, the site was incorrectly determined. The exact site is not yet known.
Ohel in Gornostaipol
Rabbi Mordechai Twerski (b. 1770, Chernobyl – d. 1837, Ignatovka) – Son of rabbi Menachem Nochum Twerski of Chernobyl. Died here on the way to Kiev. Entry to the ohel can be gained by arrangement with the caretaker (+380-67-7291508).
Ohel in Ignatovka
Shlomo Benzion Twerski (1870-1939), Ohel located on Kurenevka Jewish cemetery
Ohel in Kurenevka Jewish cemetery
Rabbi Abraham ha-Malah, the son of Rabbi Dov Ber from Mezhirichi.
Rabbi Israel Polotzker(? – 1782), one of the first students of Rabbi Dov Ber.
Ohel in Fastov
Rebbe Menachem Nachum Twerski (1805, Chernobyl – 1852, Makarov), founder of Makarov Hasidic dynasty, the first son of the second Chernobyl rebbe. Cemetery was destroyed in 1970’s. On Lo-Tishkah web-site mentioned that “grave of well-known rabbi” was found in 2000’s and ohel has been erected at this site.
Graves were destroyed during WWII and territory build up after the war. Exact location is unknown.
The sign on the symbolic ohel reads as follows (translation from Hebrew):
The territory around the ohel, including the military buildings, is part of the Jewish cemetery where many of our brothers from the people of Israel are buried, among them – the children of the temple of Besht: *Rabbi Abraham Polotsker, may we be protected by his merits; *the author of the book “Hesed le-Avraam”, a friend of Besht, Rabbi Moshe, may we be protected by his merits; *Rabbi Chaim, may we be protected by his merits. The pupils of Besht: *Rabbi Aaron Shmuel haKohen, may we be protected by his merits, the author of the book “Ve-tsiva ha-kohen”, The pupil of Maggid from Mezhyrich. “… the place you are standing at is the Holy Land’ (Ex. 3:5)).
Ohel on the site of destroyed Jewish Cemetery
Rabbi Itshak Tversky of Skvyra (1812-1885), the founder of the Skver dynasty; and two his sons (presumably Rabbi Avraam Yehoshua Geshel and Rabbi Israel)
Ohel on Skvira Old Jewish Cemetery
Rabbi Raphael of Bershad’ (1751-1827) – a student of Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz, a student of the Besht.
Ohel in Tarasha
Rabbi Dov-Ber Schneerson (1773 -1827) second Lubavitcher Rebbe
Ohel in Nezhin
Cherkassy and Poltava regions
Shneur Zalman of Liady (1745 – 1812) – founder and first Rebbe of Chabad, a branch of Hasidic Judaism.
Ohel in Gadyach
Rabbi Jakob Israel Twerski (? – 1874 ). State of the grave is unknown
Rabbi Yohanan Tversky (1812, Chernobyl – 1895, Rotmistrovka) – the eighth son of Rabbi Mordechai of Chernobyl, the grandson of the founder of the Chernobyl Hassidic dynasty, Rabbi Menachem Nohum Ben Tzvi.
Rabbi Yehudah Aryeh Leib ben Boruch (Saba from Shpola), also known as Shpoler Zeide (1725-1812) –a famous tzadik, a student of Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz, an opponent of Rabbi Nahman of Bratzlav.
Ohel in Shpola
Most famous Jewish grave in Ukraine. Rosh Reb Nachman of Bratslav (April 4, 1772 – October 16, 1810), was the founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement. Many Ukrainians assumed that all ukrainian Jews are celebrating Rosh Hashanah in Uman 🙂
Enterance to Ohel on the grave of Rabbi Nahman. Photo by 2012
Rabbi Duvidl Tversky (1808-1882) – a chassidic rebbe and renowned Talmudic scholar, one of the eight sons of Rabbi Mordechai Tversky, the grandson of Rabbi Nohum Tversky (Magid of Chernobyl).
Ohel of Rabbi Duvidl Tversky. Photo by Lo-Tishkah
Zhitomir and Rovno regions
Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev (1740–1809) was a Hasidic leader. Grave of one another tzadik (Makarov dynasty) is located on a same cemetery but I haven’t find his name.
Ohel of the rabbi Levi Yitzchok
Rabbi Aharon from Zhitomir, a student of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov
Rabbi Yisroel Dov Ber (1789-1850) – son of Rabbi Yosef of Vilednik, author of the book Shearis Yisroel, prominant tzadik and miracle worker, primary disciple of Rabbi Mottel of Chernobyl.
Ohel in Valedniki
Іehіl-Mіhel Goldman (1788-1856) second Rabbi in Zvil dynasty and his son (third Rabbi) Mordechai Goldman (1825-1900). Grave of dynasty founder Moshe Goldman (? -1837), son of Іehіl Mіhel Goldman from Zlotchev was demolished in the middle of XX century.
Rabbi Aaron Perlov (1802-1872) – prominent Rabbi of Carlin-Stolin dynasty
Ohel in Mlinov
Shmuel-Eliezer Edels (1555 – 1632) – Talmud commentator
Khmelnitska and Vinnitsa regions
Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760) – founder of Hasidic Judaism
Old Jewish Cemetery in Medzhibozh
Rabbi Jacob Joseph of Polonne (1710–1782) and Yehuda Arie-Leib (? -1770)
Ohel on Polonno Jewish Cemetery
Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz (1728 – 1790) one of the pillars of the Chassidic movement. Grave of his son Mordehai located beside.
Rabbi Y.M.Gabai at ohel in Shepetovka.
Rabbi Moshe Shapiro (1758 – 1838) – son of Pinhas of Korets, legendary founder of Slavuta printing press; and Rabbi Meir – grandson of Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev
Grave of Moshe Shapiro – legendary founder of Slavuta printing press. Foto from http://photohunt.org.ua/
Rabbi Dov Ber (- 1772) successor to the Baal Shem Tov, leader of the Chassidic movement and teacher of Rabbi Schneur Zalman. Rabbi Meshulam Zusya Annopolsky (? -1800) and Yeguda-Leib Kohen are burring here too.
Ohel in Annopol
Rabbi Shalom Shachna and his son Avrom – father and older brother of famous Rabbi Isroel from Ryzhin.
Nathan Sternharz (1780–1845), disciple of Rabbi Nahman
Shargorod Rabbis Naftali-herz and Avraam (? – 1760). According to stories record by An-sky ethnographic expedition before WWI, on Old Jewish Cemetery were few tzadikim graves which were an objects of mass pilgrimage, name one of them – Leib. Condition of these graves is unknown.
Didn’t find exact information but according to famous book “100 Shtetls in Ukraine” it is a grave of Besht close friend Rabbi Shmerl (?-1765)
Rabbi David Leykis (? – Nissan 21, 1799) – Besht disciple, head of rabbinical Court in Bar. Cemetery was destroyed during WWII and territory was development after the war. Grave location is unknown.
Malka, lived in the middle of XVIII century, follower of Baal Shem Tov. Unique place in Ukraine because it is a grave of a woman.
Ichil Mikhl of Zolochev (1725-1785). I haven’t find photos of the grave. No ohel was at cemetery in 2012.
Menachem Nachum (? – 1886) and his son Mordechai.
Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Zelberfarm and Rabbi Nachum-Aaron – wooden Ohel was standing on their’s graves in the end of 1980’s but in 2012 expedition haven’t find it.
Moshe Zvi Giterman of Savran
All members of Zinkov tzadikim dynasty are burried there – Rabbi Yitzhak Meir Heshel (1775-1855) with wife, his son Rabbi Meshulam Zusya (1814-1866), grandson Rabbi Chaim Menachem (? – 1894) and great grandson Rabbi Moshe (? – 1923).
Rabbi Yitzhak Meir Heshel was a son of famous Apter-Rebe.
Rabbi Aaron of Kupyn, disciple of Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz
Ternopil and Volyn regions
In 2007 on the territory of demolished Jewish cemetery were renovated 3 symbolic tzadikim graves of Friedman family. One of them Mordehai Friedman (1834- 1894) founder of Husyatin Hasidim Dynasty and his son Shalom Iosef.
Graves of Friedman family which were renovated in 2007
Rabbi David Moshe Fridman of Ryzhin (1827, Ryzhin -1904, Chortkov) – first Rebbe of Chortkov dynasty
Shalom Mordechai Hakoen (? -1630) first Rabbi in Berezhany.
Ohel stand on the Jewish cemetery, I don’t know for sure but assume thatMeshulam Shraga Fayvіsh Galperіn (1810-1874) founder of Berezhany Hasidim Dynasty burried here.
Rabbi Aaron Solnik (?-1620) – rabbi in Podgaitsy (1580-1620), encryption on the grave made in Ukrainian that is unique case.
Ohel in Turiysk
Rabbi Avraham Twersky – The Magid of Trisk (1st Trisk Rebbe) (1806–1889), was the 5th son of Menachem Nochum Twerski of Chernobyl.
Lvov and Ivano-Frankivsk regions