Odessa was always called a small Israel. According to data assembled by the city governor, the number of Jews living in Odessa in the early 1900s was over 30 percent of the city's total population - a greater number was seen only in New York and Warsaw. Such Jewish poets and writers as Mendele Sforim, H. Bialik, S. Chernikhovsky, Sholem Aleichem, Leon Pinsker and Isaac Babel lived and worked in Odessa. Even now Jewish traditions are very strong in our city - there are several Jewish communities, synagogues, restaurants and cultural centers. The Jews in Odessa are very hospitable, so let us hurry and you will see it with your own eyes.
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes.