Sid Bennett wrote: Today I learned through SIG that there is a village in
Ukraine named Shpikov. I now have to wonder if the village of Shepitivka
that I remember my mother talking about was, in fact, Shpikov.
Shpikov (aka Shpykiv) is a town in the Vinnytska oblast(province), whereas
Shepetivka is an entirely different town, located on the Huska River in the
Khmelnytskyi Oblast of Western Ukraine. Both towns had large and ancient
Jewish communities prior to World War 2