he Jews in Bedzin lived there
from the beginning of the 13th century with a privilege from Polish king - Kazimierz Wielki
(Casimir the Great). Bedzin is one of the oldest cities in Poland.
According to the Polish census in 1921 the town had
a Jewish community of 17298 people (62 percent of the town population).
imcha Bunim Bonhart was one of the most important leaders of Hasidic Judaism in Poland.
He was born around 1765-1767, passed away on September 04, 1827. He wrote no books, but many of his teachings
were collected in the book 'Kol Simcha' published in Hebrew.
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