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

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>

This being Friday, what better time to read "Sabbath in Town" >from the
Yizkor book of Olyka, Ukraine, about 21 miles >from both Lutsk and Dubno.
This is another account of how Jews in relative or real poverty scrimped
during the week with their reward being a joyous (and food-filled)
celebration of the Sabbath. Nathan Rosenfeld's account starts with the
preparations that begin as early as Wednesday, the men's pilgrimmage to
the "public bath to clean themselves up >from the impurities of the week,"
the services in the synagogue which was "filled with light >from oil
candelabras and shining candelabras" and of course the Sabbath feasts
that followed: "Kugels cooked with a lot of goose fat, plus kishke, cake
and cookies... recitation of the blessing on a full glass of vodka ...
Chopped liver spiced with goose fat is served, followed by the cholent
and delicacies."


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

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