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Transnistria: Sefer’s detailed work on Rashkov Jewish cemetery
Sefer – the Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization in Moscow — carried out clean-up and epigraphic work this summer at the ruined and overgrown Jewish cemetery in Rashkov (Raşcov), Transnistria, whose gravestones date back to the 18th century.
Raşcov is currently part of the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Republic (Transnistria), which split from Moldova in 1990–92. However, historically Raşcov belonged to Podolia (now a part of Ukraine) and its Jewry was integral part of that of Podolia.
Sefer’s annual summer Field School took place in July and included 30 young researchers and postgraduate students from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and Latvia; it was organized with the support of Genesis Philanthropy Group, UJA Federation of NY and other sponsors.