Our Town Ternovka;
Chapters of Remembrance and a Monument
(Ternovka, Ukraine)

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Translation of
Ayaratenu Ternovka; pirkei zikaron ve-matseva

Editor: G. Bar-Zvi

Published in Tel Aviv 1972


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This is a translation of: Ayaratenu Ternovka; pirkei zikaron ve-matseva
(Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and a monument),
Editor: G. Bar-Zvi, Ternovka Society, Published: Tel Aviv 1972 (H 103 pages)

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Ternivka (1972)


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Translated by Yocheved Klausner

* Added in the Second Edition

 

Drawing: Ternovka and Surroundings 2
Foreword 5
The Second Edition* 6
   1. How the town was founded 7
   2. A story about the rabbi of the town and the rabbi of Tolna 9
   Photo of Tena'im [Jewish engagement contract]* 10
   Transcript of the Tena'im contract* 11
   3. The praise of Rabbi Yakov 13
   Photo and transcript of R'Yakov's handwriting 14
   4. Economy and livelihoods in town 15
   5. A story of a family* 16
   6. Education 18
   7. Private teachers 21
   8. The Messenger* 21
   9. The artist Okon 23
   10. Library and Theater 25
   11. Synagogues and prayer 26
   12. The revolt of the craftsmen 27
   13. Hatan-Torah [person called for the reading of the last portion of the Torah on the Simchat Torah holiday]* 28
   14. Medical services in town 30
   15. Epidemics, the plague, and thyphoid fever 32
   16. Tragical disasters 33
   17. Weird guests 34
   18. The Turkish Mafia 35
   19. The “Grabarni” Jewish quarter 37
   20. Disputed waters 38
   21. Frozen to death 39
   22. How they were saved from freezing* 40
   23. The boycott against the butcher 41
   24. The tobacco cutter* 42
   25. The newly recruited to the army 42
   26. The 1905 Revolution 44
   27. Ternovka and the Romanov Dynasty 45
   28. Christmas Holiday 46
   29. The arbitrator* 46
   30. The first gramophone 48
   31. A story about a dairy meal* 49
   32. The Aliya [immigration] to Eretz Israel 51
   33. A miraculous meeting 53
   34. The shared Etrog [citron] 53
   35. Joseph (Yosef) from Berezovka 54
   36. A story about a shochet [slaughterer] 55
   37. A message hidden in a gimatria [numerical values of Hebrew letters] 55
   38. My home 56
   39. The pious R'Israel and his family* 58
   40. Jewish robbers 60
   41. The old water-drawer* 61
   42. Arke Povozka, Aharon the porter* 61
   43. A Jewish postman 62
   44. A Christian puts on Tefilin [phylacteries] 63
   45. Shmeril the “writer”* 64
   46. The Beilis trial 65
   47. Nightmares* 66
   48. A little town on two rivers 68
   49. The ritual bathers in ice-water 68
   50. The poor and the destitute 69
   51. Chezkel the blind* 70
   52. A story about a salesperson 70
   53. Menashe Payatkopietchnik [Menashe “five Kopeks”]* 71
   54. Sendril “woman”* 72
   55. Fires 74
   56. The Guardian of Israel* 74
   57. Happy occasions and entertainment in town 76
   58. A nature lover* 77
   59. The fortune-teller shoemaker 79
   60. The First World War 80
   61. The Russian patriot* 80
   62. The next revolution 83
   63. Zionism in our town 84
   64. The Balfour Declaration 85
   65. Between two rulers 86
   66. The pogroms by Petliura and his bands 87
   67. The Breslav Hassidim 90
   68. Denikin's Army 90
   69. The town's “nobleman”* 92
   70. The era of the “military communism” 94
   71. The Aliya of the Ternovka Chalutzim 94
   72. The difficult life of an orphan girl 95
   73. An ordained Rav* 96
   74. The Epicoros [heretic] 98
   75. The faithful religious man 100
   76. The destruction and annihilation of Ternovka 100
Epilogue 102


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