Re: [Cz-L] Mikwe of Baal ShemTov, foot of the Nimchich pass in Vizhenka

From: Bruce Reisch <>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:51:06 +0000
Reply-To: Bruce Reisch <>

Hi Alex,

Its interesting that the sign says the Baal Shem Tov was born in
Bukovina. Some say he was born in Okupy (just to the east of Bukovina)
while others say he was born in Tloste, Poland (Galicia)

More about Tloste, now Tovste, is found here:

Ive been interested in Okupy since the records in Radautz say it was the
birthplace of my great grandfather, Leiser Littman Schachter. Otherwise,
there is no way Id know enough to comment on this point. ;-)

All the best,


On 9/15/14, 12:58, "alexander rosner" <> wrote:

>The text states:
>Mikve of the Vizhenka village on the foot of the Nimchich pass.
>At the beginning if the eighteenth century Israel Baal Shem Tov, in
>translation from Hebrew meaning "owner of the good name",
>who was borne in the Bukovina, lived in Kosiv district, herded ships, was
>merried to the daughter of his master, and later
>at the foot of the mount Nimchich build a Mikve ... (followed by some
>info on his life and chasidim).

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