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World Traveler: A weekend in Berdychiv. The Hassidic experience

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April 19, 2012, 10:21 p.m. | Travel — by Vlad Lavrov

Berdychiv Synagogue

BERDYCHIV, Zhytomyr Oblast – The first impression is difficult to forget. In the case of Berdychiv, a mid-sized city in Zhytomyr Oblast some 150 kilometers southwest of Kyiv, the first impression was about booking a local hotel. Berdychiv, as it appeared, was all about perseverance.

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