lithuanian jews

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.

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.

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

Lessons from my Bubbe’s doorstep

In what became a formative moment of my life, glaring into my eyes, she punctuated every word with her calloused finger wagging in my face: “We’re not Lithuanians. We are Jews.”

By CHARLES SAVENOR
11/01/2020
Dancing with ghosts

Living between an overbearing neighbor’s thickening shadow and a murdered population’s whispering remains, Lithuania struggles to seize the future and overcome the past.

Vilnius, a hub of Torah study destroyed by Nazis, to get new yeshiva

After being destroyed in World War II, Lithuania first Yeshiva is to open soon.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
24/09/2019
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
Book review: The destruction of the shtetl

Grigory Kanovich’s latest novel tells of the dramatic and heartbreaking fate of a Lithuanian town called Mishkine.

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