ESJF launches halachic and engineering surveys in Western Ukraine in preparation for protection projects.
Today, ESJF rabbinical and engineering surveys began in Western Ukraine with a visit to the Jewish cemetery in Busk in Lviv oblast. Surveys are led by ESJF Chief Engineer Hryhoriy Arshynov and Rabbi Moshe Hershaft of the Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe (CPJCE).
This historical Galician cemetery is one of the oldest surviving in this region and contains the oldest matzevah foud in Ukraine from 1520 of Rabbi Yehuda ben Yakov, who died on Kislev 3, 5281.
Other surveys this week are to take place at Dubno, Buchach, Chortkiw, Kozova, Nadvirna, Pechenezhyn, Nyzhny Stanivtsy, Vizhnitsya and other significant sites.