April 23, 2020, marked the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Vilna Gaon.
Many people have called for the ailing but feisty justice to retire, but so far she has resisted.
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.
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.
Lithuania’s Jews persevere
Zuroff says Netanyahu’s praise of Lithuania’s Holocaust memory is ‘a disgrace’.
The time has come for Israel’s leadership to fulfill its role as the guardian of Holocaust memory.
The proposed law is said to be "one of the most blatant and harshest" laws curtailing free speech in Europe.
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.
Max Leibowitz recalls his roots in Lithuania