Nyírtass

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Nyírtass
Country  Hungary
County Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
Area
 • Total 37.95 km2 (14.65 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,183
 • Density 57.52/km2 (149.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4522
Area code(s) 45
Aerial photography of Nyírtass

Nyírtass, formerly Tass (German: Tausch, Yiddish: טאהשTash), is a Hungarian village in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county. The village dates back to the 13th century; the name of the river Nyír was added as a prefix in 1908.

The town has a rich Jewish history, as it had two famous rabbis living there. The Tosh Hasidic Dynasty, originating from Nyírtass, has a Jewish community in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada named Kiryas Tosh. Named after the former name of the town, Kiryas Tosh was built by its grand rabbi Meshulim Feish Lowy, whose grandfathers were the rabbis in Nyírtass.

There is a Jewish cemetery in Nyírtass where the aforementioned rabbis are buried. There is a big presence of orthodox Jews present every year on the day they died.

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Coordinates: 48°07′N 22°02′E / 48.117°N 22.033°E / 48.117; 22.033