This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>

In "How They Spent leisure Time," >from the Yizkor book of Borshchiv
(Borstchoff), Ukraine, Shlomo Reibel tells of the ways the Jews of
his shtetl took pleasure >from life. There were the spiritual pleasures
such as the listening to the davening of a guest cantor or when someone
would come to give a sermon. And, then there were the secular pleasures
provided by performers, visiting gypsies, street singers, the circus
and even boxing. ("Naturally, on the placards, the nationality of the
boxers would be stated and there would be added a question of this
nature: 'Who will win, the Jew or the Hungarian?'"


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

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