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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia


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Small town in the government of Minsk, Russia it was in existence in the thirteenth century. The census of 1897 gives it a population of 8,446, including 4,764 Jews. Market-gardening is a common occupation among the latter. There are 650 Jewish artisans and 110 day-laborers. It has a Talmud Torah (120 pupils), and Jewish day-schools for boys (43 pupils) and girls (58 pupils). The charitable institutions include a dispensary, a gemillat ḥ esed, a linat ha-ẓ edeḳ , etc. There are eight synagogues. The town suffered severely from fire in 1897.

H. R. S. J.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Nesvizh'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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