"Secrets of Berdichev" #general

Alan Shuchat <ashuchat@...>

At Steve Rosen's request, I've translated the chapter headings for
the book "Secrets of Berdichev." The book focuses on the community as
a whole rather than on individuals. While some names appear in the
book, they're very hard to identify by scanning because names aren't
capitalized in Yiddish.

Alan Shuchat
Newton, Mass.

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye)
KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets)
BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolski)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Di Geheymnise fun Berditshuv (Secrets of Berdichev)
A character portrait of the Jewish community as an example of the Jewish custom

by A. Tsederboym
editor of "Hamelits","Kol Mevaser"

Warsaw 1870

General overview
The location of Berdichev
The history of Berdichev
Commercial operations
The dominant spirit in the community
Religious and worldly institutions
The Choral Synagogue
The Jewish hospital
The Talmud Torah
The Society for Widows and Orphans
The Society for Welcoming Guests
Other societies
The Chevra Kadisha
Educational institutions
The club
The library
The meat trade (? fakht, not fakh) - this is about a tax controversy
Concluding remarks
Statistical tables (number of Jews in various businesses)
List of synagogues, bes medreshim and kloyzer in Berdichev
Total births, deaths, weddings, and divorces 1861-1868

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