Re: Schwartztimma = Belaya Tserkov #ukraine

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>

Alan is %100 right! Shvartztumah (meaning black impurity) is the Yiddish
name for Belaya Tserkov - which probably has some very Christian religious
meaning. In Hebrew it was called "Sdei Lavon" as in "White Field", a more
positive but perhaps sarcastic translation of the Yiddish.
It was the home to great Chasidic masters and is often mentioned in Classic
Chasidic works.

Abraham J. Heschel

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