There Once was a Town
A descriptive Monograph of the Town of Dombroven

(Dumbrăveni, Moldova)

48°03' / 28°14'

Translation of
Hayoh hayetah 'ayarah – monagrafiyah tsiyurit al ayarati Dombroven

Edited by: Chaim Toren

Published in Jerusalem, 1973


This is a translation from: Hayoh hayetah 'ayarah – monagrafiyah tsiyurit al ayarati Dombroven;
There once was a town – a descriptive monograph of the town of Dombroven;
Edited by Chaim Toren, Jerusalem, 1973 (198 pages; H, Y)

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Dumbraveny (1973)

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TOC translated by Yocheved Klausner

Foreword 7 91
Introduction 9 93
By the power of a nigun [melody] 11 96
The history 13 98
A “passageway” to Eretz Israel 15 101
An agricultural colony 17 103
A monotonic life 24 114
Entertainement 25 116
The simple folk 28 119
The rabbi 36 130
My home 39 135
House owners, Wise Jews and odd people 46 145
The fanatic 67 175
The Intelligentsia 69 178
The educated and the simple people 71 181
The town's crazy and the town's fools 75 185
Synagogues 78 190
The honored and the dignitaries 80 192
Epilogue 83 197

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