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Israeli rabbinical court files injunction against Lithuania over cemetery

The Jewish cemetery is a cultural heritage site protected by the Lithuanian government, meaning that in order to build upon it they must first consider the implications.

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
The 'Vilna Gaon Map' is believed to be a copy of a map drawn by the Gaon

The epidemic that brought Jews back to Jerusalem

Fleeing a Galilean plague, a handful of the Vilna Gaon’s students rewrote the holy city’s history

By ZACK ROTHBART
21/05/2020

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.

Euro (illustrative)

Lithuania to release Euro coin honoring the Vilna Gaon

According to the website of the Bank of Lithuania, the commemorative 10-Euro coin will be released in the second quarter of 2020.

Hebrew inscriptions found in Vilna Great Synagogue from 200 years ago

Archaeologists find inscriptions in destroyed Vilna synagogue - watch

In addition, during the excavation a prayer book survived the Holocaust, hundreds of coins from the 16th to 20th centuries and buttons of Napoleon's army, which passed through Vilna.

Vilnius, Lithuania

Anger flares over Lithuania sports complex planned over Jewish graveyard

"The many thousands buried here have no descendants or relatives to stand up for the integrity and dignity of their graves precisely because of the Holocaust," says a Vilnius-based scholar.

11/08/2015
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