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Historic visit to Vilna: World Mizrachi leaders mark 120 years since movement's founding

Historic visit to Vilna, 'birthplace' of modern Religious Zionism, launches 120-year commemorations.

World Mizrachi leaders mark 120 years since movement's founding

The Houdini of the Vilna Ghetto

Abraham Sutzkever, then the leading modern Yiddish poet, lived in the Vilna Ghetto and was rescued by Russa..His journal is now in English.

The Houdini of the Vilna Ghetto

In Vilna, remains of Holy Ark and bimah are seen for first time since Holocaust

In first since the Holocaust & Soviet destruction, the remains of the Holy Ark and bimah of the Great Synagogue of Vilna are fully exposed.

In Vilna, remains of Holy Ark and bimah are uncoveredplayer

300th birthday of Vilna Gaon ceremony despite coronavirus

Lithuanian FM: 'Today near Vilna Gaon's grave I pay tribute to great Gaon, eternal symbol of history and culture of Lithuanian Jewry.'

300th birthday of Vilna Gaon ceremony despite coronavirusplayer

Vilnius gets first yeshiva since World War II

Lithuanian capital, once one of the most prominent centers of religious Jewish study that was later destroyed by the Nazis, gets new yeshiva

Vilnius gets first yeshiva since World War II

'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.

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

'Archaeologists burst into tears'

'Globally significant' discovery sheds light on Jewish life in Lithuania before Holocaust.

'Archaeologists burst into tears'

Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims in Lithuania

Catholic leader pays homage to victims of Holocaust during liquidation of Vilnius ghetto 75 years ago.

Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims in Lithuania

Excavations unearth walls, bimah, of Lithuanian synagogue

Bimah, mikvah, and walls of Vilna's Great Synagogue 'show further potential' for excavation at the site.

Excavations unearth walls, bimah, of Lithuanian synagogue player

Vilna: 17th century ritual baths found near Great Synagogue

After being destroyed in the Holocaust, two pre-war mikvaot are discovered in Vilna.

Vilna: 17th century ritual baths found near Great Synagogueplayer

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.

New chief rabbis appointed for Vilna and Lithuania

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.

The Great Synagogue of Vilna Has Been Found

70 Years Since Nazis Wiped Out Vilnius Ghetto

Lithuanian President mourns the destruction of a community which was once a cornerstone of European Jewry.

Lithuania Marks 70 Years Since Nazis Wiped Out Vilnius Ghetto

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.

Vilna Synagogue Vandalized After Nazi Puppet Honored