Rahachow - also transliteratedRahačoŭ ' onMouseout='HidePop("54244")' href="/topics/Russian_language">Russian
Russian language
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 name of Rogachev , rəɡɐˈtɕof - is a town in the Homiel Province
Homiel Voblast
Homiel Voblast or Gomel Oblast is a province of Belarus with its administrative center being Homyel.Important cities within the voblasts include: Gomel, Mazyr, Zhlobin, Svetlahorsk, Rechytsia, Kalinkavichy, Rahachow, Dobrush...

 of Belarus
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. It is center of Rahachow Raion
Rahachow Raion
Rahachow Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Homiel Voblast, in Belarus....

. Rahachow is located at 53°6′N 30°3′E, between the Druć and Dnieper rivers. The population is 34,727 (2004 estimate).

The notable Rabbi
In Judaism, a rabbi is a teacher of Torah. This title derives from the Hebrew word רבי , meaning "My Master" , which is the way a student would address a master of Torah...

, Yosef Rosen (1858–1936), known as the Rogatchover Gaon
Rogatchover Gaon
Joseph Rosen known as the Rogatchover Gaon, , and also often referred to by the title of his main work Tzofnath Paneach , , was a rabbi and one of the most prominent talmudic scholars of the early 20th-century, known as a genius because of...

 ("The Genius of Rogatchov" (the Yiddish pronunciation of Rahachow)), was born and raised here. The artist Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan
Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan
Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan , was a Russian painter, sculptor and printmaker, whose works often reflect his Jewish origins.-Life:...

 was born (1902) and brought up here, as was former NHL hockey player Sergei Bautin
Sergei Bautin
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