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[caption id="attachment_9203" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Only pre-war synagogue that is still open in Vilna"][/caption] Vilna was one of the most famous Jewish cities in pre-World War II Europe, known around the world for its Torah institutions and scholars, especially the fabled Vilna Gaon. Before the war, the city...

Jewish students at Vilna Jewish school perform the classic "A Yiddishe Mama" - in fluent Yiddish! [youtube]http://youtu.be/ICanEsD_3gw[/youtube] Here's the translation: I’d like to ask of you a question, tell me who knows With which dear possession does G-d bless everyone It cannot be bought for money, it’s given only for...

Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund was in Vilna last month. Here are some pictures from the community. [nggallery id=147]...

Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund was in Vilna last month and visited a Jewish kindergarten – a moving testament to the unprecedented revitalization of Jewish life in what was once known as “The Jerusalem of Lithuania.” Here are some pictures: [nggallery id=148]...

Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund visited Vilna in June, 2012. Here are some of the pictures he shot during the trip. He also met with the Lithuanian Prime Minister. [nggallery id=147]...