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[Page 330, Volume 2]

Tarnow Jews in Israel and Abroad

 

10th of Tevet, General Day of Kaddish
and Remembrance of the Community of Tarnow

by Tzvi Ezrachi, Tel Aviv

Translated by Hannah Hochner

Edited by Yocheved Klausner

On the 10th of Tevet, the General Day of Kaddish, a memorial ceremony was held at the Moriah public school in Tel Aviv, with the participation of Holocaust survivors. In addition, the first step at memorializing the Holy Tarnow Jewish community was carried out.

At 8:00 am, Dr. Z. Kasif, a native of Tarnow, spoke about the city of Tarnow and its Jewish community. The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders were extremely moved by Dr. Kasif's words. At 12:00 noon, Dr. Avraham Chomet, Mr. Eliezer Hadas, Mr. Yosef Cornilu, and Mr. David Schif, representatives of the Natives of Tarnow Association, appeared before the children.

The 4th thru 8th grades school children gathered in the school's courtyard. The Aron Hakodesh (The Holy Ark with the Torah scrolls) was brought outside and they recited the afternoon prayer, Minha. The children learned mishnayot and recited Psalms in memory of Tarnow residents who perished in the Holocaust, may God avenge their blood.

Girls from the 7th grade read a report about Tarnow Jews, that they had written following interviews with Dr. Chomet and Mr. Cornilu about the Tarnow Jewish community that was wiped out by the Nazis. Mr. Malchiel, the school principal, spoke about the importance of memorializing this special, holy community. The teacher Tzvi Ezrachi, a Tarnow native, read the Memory Scroll.

The ceremony was brought to a close with the recitation of Kaddish by Tarnow natives.

 

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Religious articles from destroyed synagogues in Tarnow i collected by I. Bergman in Tarnow

 

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