The central theme of a series of scholarly meetings is a unique and enduring halakhic-literary phenomenon that, to a great extent, shaped the Jewish religious world.
Busk and Kalush are typical Eastern Galician cities. Once they were known as prominent trade and industrial centers with significant Jewish population, which contributed a lot to their urban development. Now, the only testimony of past vibrant Jewish life there are the Jewish cemeteries, where the Expedition will work this year.
The organization’s annual documentation delegation completed documentation of the Jewish cemetery in Buczacz this year. It could be said that the central theme of this year’s field work was the legacy of S.Y Agnon. Members of his family, as well as many of his friends, acquaintances, and heroes of his works, are buried in the cemetery.
The course starts
Young haredi yeshiva students
Rabbi Refael Kroizer
The goal of the course
Understanding the historical contexts of the halakhic authorities of the 16th-17th centuries and introduction to the broader, multifaceted Jewish literature in 16th-17th century Galicia
16 meeting, consisting of 32 academic hours
The town of Buczacz – Agnon’s native town - was known for many generations as an important Jewish intellectual center, combined rabbinic knowledge, Hasidism and Jewish Enlightenment. This year, group of volunteers (students, researchers and archivists) are preparing to document the old Jewish cemetery in Buczacz.
The eighth annual delegation of the JGB Organization began the work of documenting the ancient Jewish cemetery in Buczacz, S.Y. Agnon’s home town. This cemetery holds a special place in those of Agnon’s works devoted to his home town. It symbolizes the continuity of generations in the city and is an important component in the special Jewish space in which the plots of his many stories take place.