[Book List]  

PLEASE NOTE: All bidding for the auction currently underway
at our new website at www.virtualjudaica.com/

Bidding Information
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
   [1] p., 294:230 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
   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.

Associated Images
1 Image (Click thumbnail to view full size image):
  Order   Image   Caption
  1   Click to view full size  
Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica