Friday, May 12, 2017

Looks like בעלזא wasn't such a backward town after all!

They had electricity way back in the previous century! (click pics to enjoy)


11 comments:

The galérien said...

In the second photo it looks like the getting ready the gallows to hang someone, whom was it this time!

מונקאטשער said...


כי חזת ההיא ינוקתא דקא בעי למינסבה סליקא לאיגרא ורמא קלא אמרה כל מאן דאתי ואמר מבית (בעלזא) חשמונאי קאתינא עבדא הוא דלא אישתיירא מינייהו אלא ההיא ינוקתא וההיא ינוקתא נפלה מאיגרא לארעא!, טמנה שבע שנין בדובשא. בארץ זבת חלב "ודבש" מהמדינה הטמאה

Lavud said...

Please. That was just for their eiruv.

למדן said...


.אמרינן הרי הוא כלבוד מן הדופן

Friedlander=Algazi said...

Anonymous מונקאטשער said...

בארץ זבת חלב "ודבש" מהמדינה הטמאה
I am told every week in the Der yid, Di tzietung and Der blatt, the impure medina is a disaster, all of a sudden you have a zohar that it is flowing milk and honey..

SirVivor said...

Telegraph only. Many many towns had this, especially if a railroad was close by. Sorry to negate your implications from this photo.

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

you know this for a fact?

Anonymous said...

מלתא דעבידא לאגלויי..
ניתי ספר ונחזה.
Is this how telegraph wires looked at that time

Isidore flagler said...

The first railroad Lviv – Peremyshl was built in 1861. But the current configuration of Ukrainian railway network was formed mostly before the First World War. 1914 / תרע"ד

No Drelnak said...

Hirshel
there is no question that pre war Belz had electricity
look in the book Tal talpioth, published by Shemen Rokeach of the old Belzers, chock full of stories of the transition to electricity, loads of Belzer Kepiedeas
Btw, its a good book, and I am no Belzer

moshe gabai said...

Saw today in the morning
the Toldos Shmiel (Uhel) on Hilchas Shabos writes that the Kedushas Yom tov of Siget was not using in his bies hamedrash electricity, Proof that Siget had electricity quite early