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Tzadikim graves in Ukraine

Tzadikim graves in Ukraine
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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

Ohel in Chernobyl

  • Gornostaipol

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

Ohel in Gornostaipol

  • Ignatovka

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

Ohel in Ignatovka

  • Kiev

Shlomo Benzion Twerski (1870-1939), Ohel located on Kurenevka Jewish cemetery

Ohel in Kurenevka Jewish cemetery

Ohel in Kurenevka Jewish cemetery

  • Fastov

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

Ohel in Fastov

  • Makarov

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

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

Ohel on Skvira Old Jewish Cemetery

  • Tarasha

Rabbi Raphael of Bershad’ (1751-1827) – a student of Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz, a student of the Besht.

Ohel in Tarasha

Ohel in Tarasha

Rabbi Dov-Ber Schneerson (1773 -1827) second Lubavitcher Rebbe

Ohel in Nezhin

Ohel in Nezhin

Cherkassy and Poltava regions

  • Gadyach 

Shneur Zalman of Liady (1745 – 1812) –  founder and first Rebbe of Chabad, a branch of Hasidic Judaism.

Ohel in Gadyach

Ohel in Gadyach

Rabbi Jakob Israel Twerski (? – 1874 ). State of the grave is unknown

  • Rotmistrovka

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.

  • Shpola

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

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.

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

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

Ohel of the rabbi Levi Yitzchok

  • Zhitomir

Rabbi Aharon from Zhitomir, a student of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov

  • Valedniki

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

Ohel in Valedniki

  • Novograd-Volinskiy

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.

  • Mlinov

Rabbi Aaron Perlov (1802-1872) – prominent Rabbi of Carlin-Stolin dynasty

Ohel in Mlinov

Ohel in Mlinov

  • Ostrog

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

Old Jewish Cemetery in Medzhibozh

Rabbi Jacob Joseph of Polonne (1710–1782) and Yehuda Arie-Leib (? -1770)

Ohel on Polonno Jewish Cemetery

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 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/

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

Ohel in Annopol

  • Pogrebishe

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

Ohel on the grave of Nathan Sternharz. Photo from myshtetl.io.ua

Ohel on the grave of Nathan Sternharz. Photo from myshtetl.io.ua

  • Shargorod

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.

  • Verhovka

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) 

  • Bar

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.

  • Komargorod

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.

  • Yampol

Ichil Mikhl of Zolochev (1725-1785). I haven’t find photos of the grave. No ohel was at cemetery in 2012.

  • Shpikov

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.

  • Chechelnik

Moshe Zvi Giterman of Savran 

  • Zinkov

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.

  • Kupyn 

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. Photo from galiciantraces.com

Graves of Friedman family which were renovated in 2007

  • Chortkov

Rabbi David Moshe Fridman of Ryzhin (1827, Ryzhin -1904, Chortkov) – first Rebbe of Chortkov dynasty

  • Berezhany

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.

  • Podgaitsy

Rabbi Aaron Solnik (?-1620) – rabbi in Podgaitsy (1580-1620), encryption on the grave made in Ukrainian that is unique case.

  • Turiysk
Ohel in Turiysk

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

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