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Lot #    32456
Auction End Date    12/20/2011 12:05:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Appeal for funds to repair Mikvah
Author    [Community] Lobl. isr. Cultus-Vorstand
City    Bodrogkeresztúr
Publication Date    1876
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 294:230 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
          
Detailed
Description
   Bodrogkeresztúr is a small town that is named for the river that flows right along the town, called Bodrog. Mountains are all around the town. It borders Tokaj, which is famous for its wines. The house where the famous Reb. Shayele lived is at 65 Kossuth út. It was remodeled and it is now used for travelers. Great numbers of people still come, especially on his yahrzeit.

The first Jews to settle in the town traded agricultural products, including wine. Bodrogkeresztúr was known for the fairs held there that attracted merchants and artisans from surrounding areas. During the time of the great Rebbe, many of the Jews were wagoners (they provided transportation to visitors.) Some opened restaurants. There was a Jewish-owned quarry that provided stones for houses and work for residents.

The grave of the miraculous R. Jesaja Steiner (Reb. Shayele) is on the top of Dereszla hill. The memorial park of the victims of the World War, the holocaust memorial tablet and memorial place and the millecentenary memorial park are next to one another in the main street of the village.

          
Reference
Description
   http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Bodrogkeresztur/Bodrogkeresztur_.html
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Hungary
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica