Hassidic Jews in Chernobyl 1# - Ukraine



The Ukraine 2016


The story behind the photo:


A Jew in the former Chernobyl synagogue in Chernobyl City inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
There is a Chernobyl before the nuclear accident occurred on April 26, 1986, not well known but of great historical importance, especially for the Jewish people. In fact, in Chernobyl one of the major branches of the Hassidic movement, one of the most important currents of Judaism - the reforming current of orthodox Judaism - developed.
A Hassidic dynasty was born in Chernobyl from Rabbi Menachem Nochum Twersky, born in 1730 and a student of Baal Shem Tov, the founder of the Hassidic movement. Twersky became a community preacher in Chernobyl, where he founded the Hassidic dynasty which spread throughout the world.


From the project "Chernobyl Stories" The Ukraine 2014-2019

Hassidic Jews in Chernobyl 1#


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