from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Homyel'.

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  • proper n. Second-largest city of Belarus.

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  • n. industrial city of Belarus to the southeast of Minsk


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  • Yes, I think it would have been great had Gilad given thanks to God with the traditional Gomel blessing in a synagogue close to his home in Mitzpe Hila, but he is a free man in a democratic nation and can be thankful anyway he chooses.

    Rabbi Jason Miller: Gilad Shalit, Iran Hiker Josh Fattal And Freedom Of Religion

  • Nahari claimed that Shalit and his father should have utilized the first Saturday after he was freed from Hamas captivity to say the Gomel benediction of deliverance -- a Jewish prayer of thanks traditionally said by those who survived an adversity or were released from prison.

    Rabbi Jason Miller: Gilad Shalit, Iran Hiker Josh Fattal And Freedom Of Religion

  • Mr. Foreman's story can be traced back to Gomel, Belarus, during the days of the Soviet Union.

    The Showdown After Sundown

  • There, in 1909, she married Samuel (Shmaye) Dropkin, a Bund activist, originally from Homel (Gomel), Belarus.

    Celia Dropkin.

  • In Gomel, the family were tenant farmers, while in Calgary Judah taught Hebrew in the winter and worked as a farm laborer in the summer.

    Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein.

  • Irina (Pevzner) Jacobson was born May 31, 1924, in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Russia, to Dveiza Leya (later Yelizaveta) Gurevitch Pevzner, a 24-year-old bookkeeper from Gomel in Belorussia province, and David Pevzner, a 27-year-old civil engineer from Mogilev, Belorussia.

    Irina Jacobson.

  • Rosa Ginossar was born on July 14, 1890 in Gomel (Homel) in White Russia.

    Rosa Ginossar.

  • Shapiro escaped with false papers to Gomel, where the chief of police, a former Red Army officer, sent her to a German racial "specialist."

    Witnesses to Horror

  • In October 2000, approximately 11 months prior to Sept. 11, 2001, a former Israeli Defense Force member and veteran of theYom Kippur War 1973 was collecting English Ivy cuttings at the Gomel Chesed Cemetery located at McCellen and 245 Mount Olive Ave. in Newark, NJ.

    Think Progress » Report: Israel planning nuke strike on Iran.

  • Sure enough, the army group commander assented and gave up his plan, but hardly had Guderian put the telephone down when another order came through, this time directly from OKH, to the effect that one Panzer division was to be sent to Gomel forthwith.



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