Through the eighteenth and nineteenth century,  "Mother"  Stropkov was the largest  Jewish community in the area.  Besides organizing communal prayer, she tended the Jewish cemetery, supported a ritual bathhouse, retained a kosher butcher, and educated her  children.

Typically, only one or two  Jewish families lived in the nearby "daughter" villages--usually  owners of  great estates, or  local tavern-and-store keepers.  These Jews may have lived far from  town, but they  were  active members of the  wider Jewish community--  sharing all of  "Mother"  Stropkov's religious facilities and services.

Among the many  "daughter" villages  were:

Chotca, Boksa, Breznica, Brusnica, Bystra, Cemelkovce, Dapalovce, Duplin, Gribov, Hunkovce, Havaj, Hrabovce, Jakusovce, Kapisova, Kelca, Kolbovce, Kosarovce, Kriva Olka, Krajna Polana, Krusinec, Kruzlova, Ladomirova, Lomne, Macovce, Mala Polana,   Mestisko, Mikova, Minovce, Mirola, Mirosov, Mlynarovce, Mrazovce, Nyzny Jedlova, Nyzny Olka, Nysny Olsava, Nysny Sitnica, Nysny  Orlik, Orlov, Nysny Svidnick, Petejovce, Petrovce, Piskorovce, Polyona, Poruba, Potocky, Pstrina, Rusky Krucov, Sandal, Solnik, Staskovce, Strocin, Tisinec, Turiany nad Ondavou, Vagrinec, Varechovce, Velcrop, Vojtovce, Vrajne Cierno, Vyslava, Vysny Komarnik, Vysny Olka, Vysna Olsava, Vysna Pisana...


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