Bat'ovo Religious


~ Religious Life ~

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At a point in time, Bat'ovo had about 100 Jewish families, mostly simple working people, but also some Torah scholars.

Some of the Torah scholars were:
  • Moshe MOSKOVITZ, Shochet (ritual slaughterer)
  • Yehosua Heshel BICK HaKohen
  • Shlomo FRIEDMAN
  • Mordechai MARKOVITZ
  • Mordechai SHWARTZ
  • Yosef SHIMONOVITZ
  • and others ...
Rabbi Boruch WIESNER, rabbi and dayan (judge) of Batovo, always had a smile on his lips and would listen patiently to the villager's problems and advise them with his great wisdom.

Sources:
Ari Tessler, Belgium
Lmaan Yedui by Sure TAUSSIG




~ Bat'ovo Rabbis ~

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Rabbi Boruch WIESNER
c. unknown
Photo: Courtesy of Ari TESSLER, Belgium
Rabbi and Dayan of Batovo



Rabbi Boruch WIESNER, son of Yehuda WIESNER, served as the Rabbi of Batovo for many years. His family was actually not a rabbinical family at all; however as a young child, he would spend his time reading the holy books. When his brothers noticed this, they asked him, "what he's looking for?" He replied, "I want to learn Torah." The brothers were amused by his answer and would say laughingly, "Boruch'l only wants to become a Rabbi." His father however took him seriously and encouraged him to learn and when he matured, sent him to the famed Yeshiva (religious school) in the town of Khust (Huszt), led by the great Rabbi Moshe GRUNWALD, author of responsa Arugas Habosem.

In Khust (Huszt), he excelled as one of the best students and was very loved by his Rosh Yeshivah (head teacher), Rabbi GRUNWALD, who blessed him that he should indeed merit one day to become a Rabbi, which was indeed fulfilled. He married at a young age to Rifka, daughter of Mordechai Chaim KLEIN, and was his righteous partner for many years.

Shortly after their marriage, Rabbi Boruch WIESNER was chosen to serve as Rabbi in Batovo. He was beloved and respected by all and known as a very intelligent person. Together with his wife, he would teach the simple villagers all necessary halachic (interpretation of the laws of the Scriptures) laws.

Batovo, close to Koszony, is where the great Rabbi Hirsh ROTTENBERG served as Rabbi. Once a month, on Rosh chodesh (first day of a new month), Rabbi ROTTENBERG would travel from Koszony to Batovo to visit Rabbi Boruch WIESNER and speak with him for a few hours.

Rabbi Baruch WIESNER died on Yom Kipur 5699 (10 Tishrei 5699/5 October 1938) and was buried in Batovo. His wife Rivka was killed in Aushwitz on the 27 Iyar 5704 (20 May 1944). They had the following children:
  • Gitel WEISNER married Chaim Ahron KATZ from Brid, son of Avrohom Yaakov, and first had a shop in Munkács (Mukacheve), but when this shop unfortunately burnt down, they settled in Batovo. They were murdered with their children Moshe, Yosef Zvi and Yehuda. Only Sura survived, and after the war, settled in Jerusalem where she married Rabbi Yosef TAUSIG. She wrote her memoirs in a small book.
  • Zvi WEISNER married Leah. They were killed with their six children.
  • Moshe Yosef WEISNER married Ruchel. They were killed with their two children, Chaya Sura and Burech.
  • Yehoshua WEISNER married Yocheved. They too were killed with their three children.
  • Yehuda WEISNER married Esther. They were killed with their six children.
  • Esther married Rabbi Zev Sheftel EDELHOCH. He served as a dayan (judge) in the village of Iska, near Volove. Unfortunately, they never had children and they too were killed in the war.
Sources:
Ari Tessler, Belgium
Lmaan Yedui by Sure TAUSSIG




~ Bat'ovo Cemetery ~

Jewish families that lived in Bat'ovo, and possibly other nearby villages, used the Bat'ovo cemetery as the final resting place for their loved ones.

The Jewish cemetery is located in the town, along a street. It has a corrugated wall and gate and there is a caretaker who has the key to the door. The cemetery seemed maintained and periodically, the cemetery is visited by descendants.

In the documents section of the "Other" tab, you will find a link to a U.S. Commission Report completed in 2005 that attempted to document Jewish Cemeteries (and Synagogues and Mass Grave Sites) in Ukraine. This cemetery is not listed as well as many other village cemeteries of the Zakarpats'ka oblast.




~ Bat'ovo Cemetery Views ~

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Cemetery view I
Photo: Copyright ©2013 Marshall J. KATZ, USA
Entering the cemetery



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Cemetery view II
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Cemetery view IV
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Cemetery view III
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~ Bat'ovo Cemetery Tombstones ~

Following are all of the tombstones found in the cemetery.

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[ d. = died ]



DSCN6744
illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

DSCN6745
Moshe ben Shlomo HaKohen
d. 22 Tevet 5667
(08 January 1907)

He was very old and always studied holy books in his home
Moshe ben Shlomo HaKohen
d. 22 Tevet 5667
(08 January 1907)

He was very old and always studied holy books in his home
DSCN6748
Basha bat Avrohom Yehuda
d. illegible
(illegible)

Basha bat Avrohom Yehuda
d. illegible
(illegible)

DSCN6751
Yuta bat Yosef SHWARCZ
d. illegible
(illegible)

Wife of Fishel Keitsh
Yuta bat Yosef SHWARCZ
d. illegible
(illegible)

Wife of Fishel Keitsh
DSCN6755
illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

DSCN6756
Mordechai ben Avrohom
d. 12 Kislev 5657
(17 November 1896)

Died at the ripe age of 106
Mordechai ben Avrohom
d. 12 Kislev 5657
(17 November 1896)

Died at the ripe age of 106
DSCN6761
illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

DSCN6762
Sara bas Shlomo
d. 18 Sivan 5665
(21 June 1905)

Sara bas Shlomo
d. 18 Sivan 5665
(21 June 1905)

DSCN6765
Pesel bat illegible
d. 15 Shvat ____
(illegible)

Pesel bat illegible
d. 15 Shvat ____
(illegible)

DSCN6767
Reisel bat Mordechai Chayim
d. 9 Tishrei 5674
(10 October 1913)

Erev Yom Kipur
Reisel bat Mordechai Chayim
d. 9 Tishrei 5674
(10 October 1913)

Erev Yom Kipur
DSCN6770
Esther bat Yehuda
d. 4 Cheshvan 5673
(15 October 1912)

21 years old
Esther bat Yehuda
d. 4 Cheshvan 5673
(15 October 1912)

21 years old
DSCN6773
Hentsha bat Yakov Kopel
d. 20 Nisan 5674
(16 April 1914)

Died over age 90 on the 4th day Chol Hamoed Pesach
Hentsha bat Yakov Kopel
d. 20 Nisan 5674
(16 April 1914)

Died over age 90 on the 4th day Chol Hamoed Pesach
DSCN6776
Rachel bat Shlomo Yakov
d. illegible
(illegible)

Rachel bat Shlomo Yakov
d. illegible
(illegible)

DSCN6779
Sheindel bat Shmuel
d. 20 Kislev 5644
(19 December 1883)

Sheindel bat Shmuel
d. 20 Kislev 5644
(19 December 1883)

DSCN6782
Chaim ben illegible
d. __ Shvat ____
(illegible)

Chaim ben illegible
d. __ Shvat ____
(illegible)

DSCN6785
Moshe ben Pinchas Yakov VINDT
d. 20 Elul 5670
(24 September 1910)

Died at the age of 47
Moshe ben Pinchas Yakov VINDT
d. 20 Elul 5670
(24 September 1910)

Died at the age of 47
DSCN6788
illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

DSCN6789
Ahron ben Yona Dov SHTARK
d. 15 Nisan 5669
(06 April 1909)

Died at 65 on the 1st day Passover
Ahron ben Yona Dov SHTARK
d. 15 Nisan 5669
(06 April 1909)

Died at 65 on the 1st day Passover
DSCN6792
illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

DSCN6793
Reisel bat Moshe
d. 23 Tevet 5691
(12 January 1931)

Reisel bat Moshe
d. 23 Tevet 5691
(12 January 1931)

DSCN6803
Yosef Yehuda ben Zvi Dov
d. 5 Elul 5675
(15 August 1915)

Yosef Yehuda ben Zvi Dov
d. 5 Elul 5675
(15 August 1915)

DSCN6806
Yehonoson Binyamin ben Simcha Zev
d. 17 Nisan 5673
(24 April 1913)

Yehonoson Binyamin ben Simcha Zev
d. 17 Nisan 5673
(24 April 1913)

DSCN6809
Sara bat Mordechai Zev
d. 25 Tevet 5676
(01 January 1916)

Sara bat Mordechai Zev
d. 25 Tevet 5676
(01 January 1916)

DSCN6814
Yitchok ben illegible
d. __ Sivan 5675
(__ May 1915)

Yitchok ben illegible
d. __ Sivan 5675
(__ May 1915)

DSCN6817
Ozer Zvi ben Yehuda Arye GLANTZ
d. 3 Iyyar 5673
(10 May 1913)

49 years old
Ozer Zvi ben Yehuda Arye GLANTZ
d. 3 Iyyar 5673
(10 May 1913)

49 years old
DSCN6820
illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

DSCN6821
Malka bat Moshe SHTARK
d. 6 Iyyar 5677
(28 April 1917)

Malka bat Moshe SHTARK
d. 6 Iyyar 5677
(28 April 1917)

DSCN6824
Mordechai Duvid ben illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

Bochur
Mordechai Duvid ben illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

Bochur
DSCN6826
Mordechai ben Yakov Zvi MARKOVITZ
d. 17 Iyyar 5702
(04 May 1942)

Wrote a sefer torah and bought many holy books
Mordechai ben Yakov Zvi MARKOVITZ
d. 17 Iyyar 5702
(04 May 1942)

Wrote a sefer torah and bought many holy books
DSCN6832
Gershon ben Moshe HaKohen
d. illegible
(illegible)

Gershon ben Moshe HaKohen
d. illegible
(illegible)

DSCN6835
Zvi Avigdor ben illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

Zvi Avigdor ben illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

DSCN6839
illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

DSCN6842
Binyamin Zev ben Yitschok
d. illegible
(illegible)

Binyamin Zev ben Yitschok
d. illegible
(illegible)

DSCN6846
Yuda Arye ben Shmuel
d. 25 Shvat 5697
(06 February 1937)

A respected community member
Yuda Arye ben Shmuel
d. 25 Shvat 5697
(06 February 1937)

A respected community member
DSCN6850
Shlomo ben Yehuda Arye
d. 3 Elul 5698
(30 August 1938)

Died at 35
Shlomo ben Yehuda Arye
d. 3 Elul 5698
(30 August 1938)

Died at 35
DSCN6854
illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

DSCN6855
Sara bat Yisroel Dov KLEIN
d. 10 Tevet 5689
(23 December 1928)

Wife of Yehuda Yehoshua Klein from Luscka
Sara bat Yisroel Dov KLEIN
d. 10 Tevet 5689
(23 December 1928)

Wife of Yehuda Yehoshua Klein from Luscka
DSCN6858
Sheindel bat Simcha
d. 11 Tevet 5695
(17 December 1934)

Died old
Sheindel bat Simcha
d. 11 Tevet 5695
(17 December 1934)

Died old
DSCN6861
Sara Rachel bat Naftali LEBOVITZ
d. 20 Nisan 5699
(09 April 1939)

Wife of Yisroel Lebovitz
Sara Rachel bat Naftali LEBOVITZ
d. 20 Nisan 5699
(09 April 1939)

Wife of Yisroel Lebovitz
DSCN6864
illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)

illegible ben/bat illegible
d. illegible
(illegible)



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Created and Compiled by: Marshall J. KATZ, USA
with assistance from
M. Y. EHRENREICH, USA
Amos Israel ZEZMER, France
and the following

JewishGen members/descendants and contributors of Bat'ovo Jewish families:

Sure TAUSSIG, Israel
Ari TESSLER, Belgium

Updated: 09 September 2013

Copyright ©2013 Marshall J. Katz All rights reserved.

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