A finding in Chișinău

I never use in vain loud words like “sensational” or “miracle”. But the finding of our archeologists (thank you, dr Ion Tentiuc, dr Sergiu Musteata for your job and for letting us know!) in the very core of the historical Chișinău is sensational and a Rosh ha-Shana miracle.

A matzeva was discovered built in the basement. Fortunately very well kept, with clear text, dated back to Iyar 5534 – April 1774. Meaning this is the oldest matzeva discovered in Chișinău (the oldest so far are dated back to 1903, Pogrom victims).

An exhibition in Horodok opens tomorrow

Our friends and colleagues from Horodok (Khmelnitsk, Ukraine) tomorrow, ahead of Rosh ha-Shana, open a great exhibition in the local museum (G-Museum), in the modern building recently built thanks to the Horodok’s native professor Humeniuk.

The exhibition consists of few dozens images based on the matzevot carvings from Sataniv (Khmelnitsk, Ukraine) dated back to the 18th and early 19th centuries.

The author of the project, local historian and journalist Dmytro Polyukhovich, developed his own know-how. The silhouettes of carvings are cut out digitally from the background, and, after some processing, the result is amazing: not just a self-sufficient peace of art, but a great artifact for researching the Jewish art. The experts from the G-Museum will explain to the visitors each image: who was buried under the particular headstone, what does the decor mean, etc.

Kol ha-kavod, Dmytro, a great job done! Looking forward for the possibility to visit the exhibition in person!

Live from Onițcani!

Right now we are assembling supports for the open air Jewish museum in Onițcani. Stay tuned, keep fingers crossed!

UPDATE: Shabbat is round the corner, and WE’VE FINISHED!

G’mar Chatimah Tovah.

Avinu Malkeinu is the most heart-melting Jewish prayer. Iom Kippur is coming. Be blessed all people and all peoples around the world.

Our Father, our King,
Bring an end to pestilence, war and famine around us.
Our Father, our King, bring an end to all troubles
Fill our house with your blessing.

Our Father, our King,
Inscribe us in the book of good life.
Our Father, our King, renew upon us,
Renew upon us in good year.
Hear our voice,
Hear our voice,
Hear our voice...

The left bank of the Dniester known as Pridnestrovie or Transnistria with all its Jewish heritage is in total lock-down till at least December 2020. But we are following the news from our friends there. The Jewish Community of Rîbnița cleaned up a priceless gem of Moldova, the ruins of ancient Rashkov synagogue.