Svislach

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Svislach
Свіслач
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Official seal of Svislach
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Svislach is located in Belarus
Svislach
Svislach
Coordinates: 53°02′N 24°06′E / 53.033°N 24.100°E / 53.033; 24.100
Country  Belarus
Region Grodno Region
Raion Svislach district
Mentioned 1256
Area
 • Total 4,28 km2 (165 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 6,886
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 231960-231969
Area code(s) +375 1513
License plate 4

Svislach (Belarusian: Свiслач, pronounced [ˈɕvislatʃ] ( ); Russian: Свислочь, Svisloch, Polish: Świsłocz, Yiddish: סיסלעוויטש) is a town in the South-West of Grodno Region, Belarus, an administrative center of the Svislach district.

It is connected with Vaŭkavysk by a railroad branch and with Hrodna by a highway. International phone number prefix: 375-15-13.

In 1927, Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Mishkinsky, whose wife, Chaya, was the granddaughter of Rabbi Naftali Hertz Halperin of Bialystock (son of the Oneg Yom Tov) was appointed the rabbi of Svislach. He led the community until the Nazis entered in November 1942 murdering the entire Jewish community. Prior to the war, Rabbi Mishkinsky sent his sons Yitzchak he:יצחק עברי and Moshe he:משה מישקינסקי to Israel (Palestine). Rabbi Mishkinsky's great-granddaughter, Batya Friedman, serves as rebbetzin of Beth Israel Synagogue (Edmonton), Canada. His great-grandson is Rabbi Yochanan Ivry of Congregation Toras Emes of Staten Island, NY.

Residents[edit]

Notable residents include:

Raion Administration Building

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Cameron (1989). Unfinished Journey: The Lewis Family. Toronto: Summerhill Press. pp. 9–19, 93. ISBN 0-929091-04-3. 

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