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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
Beverly Hills condemns Lithuanian attempt to deny Holocaust involvement

The resolution was presented after a committee of the Lithuanian parliament began drafting legislation to declare that neither Lithuania nor its leaders had participated in the Holocaust.

Lithuanian Jews spared by coronavirus celebrate the Vilna Gaon

During the pandemic, the community also marked two important events: the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Vilna Gaon and the 75th anniversary since the end of the Second World War.

Chairs with fake money placed atop former Jewish cemetery in Lithuania

Hundreds of chairs with fake money on them were placed atop what used to be a Jewish cemetery in Lithuania to protest delays in plans to build a conference center on the grounds.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
04/05/2020
3D clip of the Great Synagogue of Vilna
Destroyed Great Synagogue of Vilna recreated in 3D clips

The synagogue originally had five floors, two of which were underground, and could host up to 5,000 worshipers.

Grapevine: Diplomatic doldrums

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Garegin Nzhdeh monument, Yerevan
At Auschwitz liberation tribute, Israel should study tale of two monuments

The Germans continue to acknowledge, confront and apologize for their dark past. In contrast, Lithuanians, Armenians, Poles and others are rewriting and distorting their roles in this tragic history.

Šeduva – The lost shtetl is found
Jewish life in Lithuania before the Holocaust

The project Lost Shtetl tells the story of Jewish Shadeve: "I want to showcase the dazzling vibrancy and richness of Lithuanian-Jewish life before the Holocaust".

By LARRY BUTCHINS
15/01/2020
Sign with Battle-Scarred Wall - Ninth Fort - Nazi Genocide Site - Kaunas - Lithuania
Lithuanian Jews concerned over possible Holocaust legislation

Lithuanian government ‘shares concerns’ of Jewish community over proposed Holocaust law

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