Yeshivot in Volhynia #ukraine


Lillian Faffer
 

Reply to message number 10 >from Tish Shapiro inquiring about Yeshivot in
Volhynia- I am replying to entire list because I believe that the answer
will be of interest to many of the subscribers

There were no Yeshivot in the Ukraine >from the late 19th century on. My
grandfather told me that all of the Yeshivot were closed by an edict of
the Czar, (I forget the exact date of the edict, but I did check it out
in various history books) and because there were no local Yeshivot, he
was sent shortly after his Bar Mitzvah in June 1894 to study at Telz in
Lithuania. The trip to Telz >from the Ukraine took three days and two
nights by train, and he returned home only two times before immigrating
to the US in 1903.

Lillian Faffer
lfaffer@juno.com

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