Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Lelow - worth visiting

1 st April Tuesday 2014

Poland is not a multinational country but multicultural. Our Polish  history and Jewish history is strictly connected. Before WWII Jews were a big minority in my country so you can find a lot of places connected with this nation here.
Lelow is 35 km east of Czestochowa. It is a small, picturesque town . Lelow is a place of burial of famous tzadik , David Biderman. At the turn of January and February his ohel (grave) is visited by Hassidic Jews from all over the world. Next to the ohel there is a synagogue.

Synagogue in Lelow




In Lelow you should also try a regional delicacy "cholent" Cholent is a Jewish Sabath stew, made of kosher meat, potatoes, kasha and spices. Polish housewives have modified it a little, naming it locally as"ciulim".

 Hassidic Jews in Lelow
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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing these interesting pictures. Always fun to learn more about your country.

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  2. That information is very interesting. I knew of some Jews, but probably didn't realize so many were in Poland, and also others from other countries. Australia has many people from many places, and we are one, Australians :)

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  3. It is good to know that after the devastation to Jews in WWII there are still Jews in Poland going about their daily lives.

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    1. Cynthia, a lot of Jews who survived the WWII came back here because it 's their birthplace and homeland. Before the WWII in some Polish cities were much more Jews than Polish.

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