Lailashi

1st January 1970
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SITE OVERVIEW

Lailashi is a village in Georgia, Racha Lechkhumi and Svaneti. It is a center of Temi and is located at the south-west bank of the watershed ridge of the rivers Lajanuri and Askistskali. Lailashi has long been known by the Georgian Jews living there according to historians in the beginning of the twentieth century, more than 1,200 grown-up Jews lived there. In 1976 there were 50 Jewish families living in Lailashi. In this village the Lailashi bible was discovered, hence the mention of its name in the title. It’s interesting that nobody knows how the book ended up in the village. We have already discussed the cultural importance of this discovery.

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