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 [ Belarus in the centre of Europe ]

    Belarus, country of eastern Europe. It covers an area of 207,595 square kilometres. On the northwest Belarus adjoins Latvia and Lithuania, while Russia lies to the northeast and east, Ukraine to the south, and Poland to the west. The capital is Minsk.

[ Who are the jews? ]

    Jews – are the descendants of an ancient people called the Hebrews. During Biblical times, the Hebrews – who came to be called Israelites – lived in what is now Israel. But their country fell to a series of conquerors, and the Jews scattered throughout the World... More...

[ Belarussian Jews ]

    Jews live in Belarus more then 600 years. History of Belarussian Jewry is history of the great rabbis and poor handicraftsmen, yeshiva students, rich dealers and prominent scientists, artist, writers and poets, fanatical revolutionaries. It is history of Yiddish language, big towns and small shtetls… Real civilization... More...

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