jews in lithuania

Why do we mourn on Tisha Be'av? - opinion

Tisha Be’Av asks the ultimate questions, the same ones which Job confronted: Why do we lose what is most precious? Why do we suffer?

07/08/2022

Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas is honored in a Lithuania still grappling with the Nazi era

The scene of horrific murders of Jews by locals during the Holocaust, Kaunas is at the center of an ongoing controversy over how perpetrators should be treated.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
20/01/2022

Battle for 500-year-old Vilna Jewish cemetery turns a corner

“Save Vilna is currently in the process of putting together the Save Vilna Restoration Proposal, which we will be submitting to the government for consideration.”

By JONATHAN HAROUNOFF
03/01/2022

Lithuania abandons plan to build conference center atop former Jewish cemetery

Lithuania cancelled plans to build a conference center on top of what used to be the Piramont Cemetery after an outcry from the country's Jewish community.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
17/08/2021

Lithuanians still coming to grips with slaughter of Jews 80 years ago

Lithuania was beautiful to visit. I was, however, overwhelmed with sadness. Like most South African Jews, my ancestors came from Lithuania and my family tree has family who perished in the Holocaust.

By DAVID SOLLY SANDLER
10/06/2021

Activist turns anti-Nazi act into commodified digital art

The renegade human rights activist has turned his destructive political art performance into a non-fungible token - a digital piece of art that can be bought and sold.

Euro (illustrative)

Lithuania mints first euro coin with Hebrew letters

The heads side of the coin features the Hebrew letter shin, followed by the acronym in Hebrew of Gaon Rabbi Elijah.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
25/10/2020

A journey into Lithuania’s heart of darkness

In an effort to discover the truth about the Holocaust in Lithuania, the Jerusalem-based Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff and writer Rūta Vanagaite undertook a 40-day journey together through the country.

02/09/2020

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.

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