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'Exciting discovery' at ruins of centuries-old Vilna synagogue

'Exciting discovery' at ruins of centuries-old Vilna synagogue

Hebrew inscriptions discovered at ruins of Vilna synagogue built in 1796 and destroyed during the Holocaust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2019 14:59
'Archaeologists burst into tears'

'Archaeologists burst into tears'

'Globally significant' discovery sheds light on Jewish life in Lithuania before Holocaust.AFP, 19/07/2019 13:51
Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims in Lithuania

Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims in Lithuania

Catholic leader pays homage to victims of Holocaust during liquidation of Vilnius ghetto 75 years ago.AFP, 23/09/2018 15:31
Excavations unearth walls, bimah, of Lithuanian synagogue

Excavations unearth walls, bimah, of Lithuanian synagogue

Bimah, mikvah, and walls of Vilna's Great Synagogue 'show further potential' for excavation at the site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/08/2018 11:34
Vilna: 17th century ritual baths found near Great Synagogue

Vilna: 17th century ritual baths found near Great Synagogue

After being destroyed in the Holocaust, two pre-war mikvaot are discovered in Vilna.Chana Roberts, 17/08/2017 10:34
New chief rabbis appointed for Vilna and Lithuania

New chief rabbis appointed for Vilna and Lithuania

Rabbi Kalev Krelin and Rabbi Shimshon Daniel Isaacson appointed by unanimous vote of European Council for Rabbis.Yoni Kempinski, 31/01/2016 13:50
The Great Synagogue of Vilna Has Been Found

The Great Synagogue of Vilna Has Been Found

Remains of majestic monument of Lithuanian Jewry destroyed by the Nazis has been found underground, excavation is next.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2015 10:42
70 Years Since Nazis Wiped Out Vilnius Ghetto

70 Years Since Nazis Wiped Out Vilnius Ghetto

Lithuanian President mourns the destruction of a community which was once a cornerstone of European Jewry.Arutz Sheva, 23/09/2013 16:42
Vilna Synagogue Vandalized; Nazi Puppet Honored

Vilna Synagogue Vandalized; Nazi Puppet Honored

The only still operating pre-Holocaust synagogue in Vilna was vandalized shortly after a former Nazi puppet was laid to rest in Lithuania.Gabe Kahn & Maayana Miskin, 22/05/2012 21:43