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Jewish Cemetery
13-JUL-2007 Jola Dziubinska

Jewish Cemetery

Belz, Ukraine

The graves of three Belz tzadiks, members of the Belz Hasidic dynasty Rokeach:
Shalom Rokeach (1779-1855), Yehoshua Rokeach (1825-1894) and Yissachar Dov Rokeach(I) (1854-1926)
Every year at least 10,000 Jews from all over the world come here to pay homage to the graves of Tzadiks.
The Hasidic Jews believe that a man's soul returns to the place where he (she) is buried, on the anniversary of his (her) death.
In Tzadik's case, Jews come to ask his spirit to help them with important life issues.
They bring small sheets of paper with requests to the esteemed rabbi's grave and put them under the gravestone.
Candles sent by those who could not come burn next to the grave.

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Augenbraun24-May-2013 16:03
Does anyone have a registry of this cemetery? My ancestor Issac Joseph Augenbraun was involved in the funding and building of the Belz Synagogue in the mid 1800's and I would love to know if any of my Augenbraun family members were buried here and if there any markers left. I do not read Hebrew so English would be great. My email address is goldfarbd@yahoo.com and I live in Los Angeles, CA.
Monte Dodge07-Sep-2007 13:44
Quite Interesting! NIce info,, Vote
David Barrett05-Sep-2007 21:59
Lovely lighting,Jola,and an interesting piece of history!
zeev segal05-Sep-2007 20:30
Excellent fhoto !!! Very interesting v
SzPiNaK.OrG Photography05-Sep-2007 18:08
it's so sad picture but as usual - well done Jola,. Nice lighting and POV,. V~!
Jay Levin05-Sep-2007 16:52
This is a very moving image, and you captured it perfectly, Jola. Excellent text too. V
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