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NOVOKONSTANTINOV:

Russian town in the government of Podolia; it has a population of2,855, including 1,825 Jews. There are 245 Jewish artisans and 22 Jewish day-laborers. The nineteen ḥadarim give instruction to 310 pupils. There are three houses of prayer there. In the second Cossack war with Poland (1649) the Cossacks and Tatars, on their way to Zborov, burned a number of towns, among them Novokonstantinov, the Jews and Poles there being put to the sword.

Bibliography:
  • Regesty i Nadpisi, vol. i., No. 934, St. Petersburg, 1899.
H. R. S. J.
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