Birofeld

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Birofeld (Russian: Бирофельд) is a village (selo) in Birobidzhansky District of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Russia. It is an early Jewish settlement, which was founded in 1928 when a large collective farm was established in the area.[1] In 2003, a Jewish Book Festival took place here.[2] In 2006, Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Mordechai Scheiner, visited Birofeld with the Jewish community of Birobidzhan.[3] As of 2007, some of the original Jewish settlers still lived here.[4]

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Coordinates: 48°25′37″N 132°48′05″E / 48.4269°N 132.8013°E / 48.4269; 132.8013

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