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The Gaon of Vilna - Who was this venerable Jewish sage born 300 years ago?

April 23, 2020, marked the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Vilna Gaon.

By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
16/06/2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Grapevine: Ruth Bader Ginsburg refuses to bow to cancer

Many people have called for the ailing but feisty justice to retire, but so far she has resisted.

Lithuanian Jews reopen Vilnius synagogue 2 days after contested closure

Along with the synagogue, the community’s headquarters also were announced as being shut down due to threatening phone calls and emails, Kukliansky said Tuesday.

By CAANAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
09/08/2019
Google Doodle honoring Chiune Sugihara

Google Doodle honors Chiune Sugihara who saved Jews during Holocaust

Chiune Sugihara illegally signed visas for Jews to escape Lithuania to reach a safe haven. In 1984 he was named as a "Righteous Among the Nations" title by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during Friday's commemoration of Holocaust victims and cere

Netanyahu at site of Ponary massacre: ‘Israel is strong, proud, forever’

Zuroff says Netanyahu’s praise of Lithuania’s Holocaust memory is ‘a disgrace’.

26/08/2018
Vilnius, Lithuania

Netanyahu should not tolerate Holocaust distortion in Lithuania

The time has come for Israel’s leadership to fulfill its role as the guardian of Holocaust memory.

Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuanian bill would ban books critical of the country

The proposed law is said to be "one of the most blatant and harshest" laws curtailing free speech in Europe.

By JTA
03/04/2018
Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuanian court nullifies Jewish community elections

The Dec. 21 ruling is the latest development in the fight against what many Lithuanian Jews consider a power grab by the community’s president, Faina Kukliansky.

By JTA
28/12/2017
A sign in Yiddish, Hebrew and Lithuanian saying,‘In this place the Hitlerist murderers and their loc

Memories from the ashes

Max Leibowitz recalls his roots in Lithuania

By PETER BAILEY
29/11/2017
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