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Posted on 16 December 2011

Last Updated 16 December 2011

Medzhibozh - a small town in Khmelnitsky region at the confluence of two rivers - the Southern Bug and Buzhka. First mentioned in chronicles from 1146 Ipatevskoy-1148r.r. In Medzhybozi are many historical monuments - the church in 1632, three chapels XVII., Synagogue and Jewish cemetery XVII. and Medzhybizh fortress one of the largest and oldest castles of Ukraine. To this day came to a coherent defensive complex (three towers, walls, accessory buildings, the remains of the palace, the Castle Church), which is based lock Senyavskyh 1540-1560 he was the powerful walls and towers of the fortress Medzhybizh perfectly combined with beautiful surrounding scenery. We will visit this complex and Reserve. But not only famous for its fortress Medzhibozh. The founder of Hasidism (the mystical stream in Judaism) Israel ben Eliezer, who entered the history of religion under the name Besht, settled in Medzhybozh in 1740, died in 1760 and was buried at the local Jewish cemetery. His grave - a place of pilgrimage from all over the Hasidic world.

   

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