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Chairs with fake money placed atop former Jewish cemetery in Lithuania

Chairs with fake money placed atop former Jewish cemetery in Lithuania

Tussle over plan to build conference center on grounds of former Jewish cemetery leads to protest with chairs and fake money.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/05/2020 22:16
Vilnius gets first yeshiva since World War II

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 yeshivaCnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/09/2019 14:55
Vilnius synagogue reopens 2 days after closure

Vilnius synagogue reopens 2 days after closure

Lithuanian Jewish community reopens only synagogue in capital Vilnius after receiving threats.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 08/08/2019 22:00
EJC: Closing of Vilnius synagogue 'extremely ominous sign'

EJC: Closing of Vilnius synagogue 'extremely ominous sign'

European Jewish Congress calls on Lithuania to act more strongly against anti-Semitism after Jewish leaders close capital's sole synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/08/2019 19:26
Vilnius: Plaque honoring alleged war criminal to be removed?

Vilnius: Plaque honoring alleged war criminal to be removed?

Vilnius mayor orders removal of contested plaque honoring alleged war criminal.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 27/07/2019 22:57
Vilnius to rename street honoring anti-Semitic Nazi collaborator

Vilnius to rename street honoring anti-Semitic Nazi collaborator

City council of Lithuanian capital votes to rename street honoring Nazi collaborator accused of inspiring Holocaust murders.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 25/07/2019 12:49
'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
Netanyahu meets Lithuanian Jewish leaders at Choral Synagogue

Netanyahu meets Lithuanian Jewish leaders at Choral Synagogue

Jews still threatened with annihilation, Netanyahu tells Vilnius congregation, but Jews 'are no longer helpless'.JTA, 27/08/2018 08:37
Watch: Netanyahu visits grave of Vilna Gaon

Watch: Netanyahu visits grave of Vilna Gaon

Israeli Prime Minister tours Jewish sites in Vilnius, once known as the 'Jerusalem of Lithuania'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/08/2018 21:32
PM in Vilnius: My grandfather was beaten and almost killed here

PM in Vilnius: My grandfather was beaten and almost killed here

Netanyahu takes part in memorial ceremony at Ponar, where 70,000 Jews were murdered and shares little known family story.Guy Cohen, 24/08/2018 18:45
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
Jewish trove hidden from Nazis, Soviets gives up its secrets

Jewish trove hidden from Nazis, Soviets gives up its secrets

Documents dating back to 18th century allow readers to 'reconstruct Jewish life before the Holocaust,' Jewish History professor says.AFP, 23/12/2017 22:17
Lithuania reconsiders plans to build atop former Jewish cemetery

Lithuania reconsiders plans to build atop former Jewish cemetery

Lithuania’s government reportedly reconsidering plans to build convention center atop former Jewish cemetery in Vilnius.JTA, 22/02/2017 02:30
Lithuanian concentration camp now a wedding venue

Lithuanian concentration camp now a wedding venue

Seventh Fort in Vilnius is actually a former concentration camp.Cnaan Liphshiz, 25/07/2016 00:58