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Leftwing Party Chief Zahava Gal-On Leaves Knesset

Last month, Gal-On, the first director general of anti-Zionist NGO B'Tselem, was spared a vote to oust her from the chairmanship in her party's national convention.

New Jewish Cemetery to Open in Kazan in 2017

The debate over establishing a new Jewish cemetery in the city of Kazan, capital of the Republic of the semi-autonomous republic of Tatarstan in southwest Russia, is all but resolved.

NATO Deploys Troops in 4 Former Soviet Satellite Nations [video]

Secy-Gen. Stoltenberg to Lithuanian PM: "With NATO you will never lose that independence."

Attorney Grazhbile Ventslauskayte, Righteous Among the Nations, Dies in Lithuania at 104

During the Second World War, Grazhbile and her mother opened a garment workshop for Jewish women living in the ghetto.

European Union Worried By ‘Highly Unpredictable’ Trump Administration

The European Union is working to remain united after Brexit, and what it perceives as a threat in US Pres. Trump's new unpredictable foreign policies.

75th Anniversary of Massacre of Jews in Moletai, Lithuania

Lithuanians marked the 75th anniversary of the massacre of Jews in Moletai by Nazis and local collaborators during World War II.

Historical Discovery in Lithuania: Escape Tunnel Used by Jewish Prisoners to Escape from the...

For the first time since the Holocaust the famous tunnel used by the prisoners of Ponar to escape from the Nazis had been located using new technologies for underground predictive scanning.

Netanyahu Reveals New Surprise: He’s Sephardic, Too

Prime Minister Netanyahu says a DNA test showed there are Sephardic roots in his family ancestry after historical research by his brother Ido, a writer.

Honoring the ‘Jewish Schindler’ You’ve Never Heard Of

It’s the Holocaust rescue story that often goes untold—Jews who put their lives on the line to save their fellow Jews.

Remembering Rabbi Eliezer Silver

Even though Daddy and Zaidi were less verbal, they could speak volumes to each other with a mere few words.

Lithuanian Jews Dump Chief Rabbi for ‘Lies’ as Lengthy War over Fate of Ancient...

Rabbi Burstein said that a planned reconstruction of a sports palace was an “unacceptable desecration” of the Jewish cemetery where the Vilna Gaon is buried, while the Jewish community disagrees.

Lithuania Restores Military Draft, Eyes Ukraine’s Fight for Life

Lithuania decides to restore mandatory military service for males ages 19-27, as Ukraine fights to keep its independence.

Wiesenthal Center: Lithuanian Government Emboldens Neo-Nazis

The Simon Wiesenthal Center accused the Lithuanian government of facilitating the glorification of Holocaust-era war criminals. The accusation followed a march earlier this month by...

Lithuania’s Support of Ritual Slaughter May Turn the Tide

The Lithuanian parliament has taken the first steps to legal ritual slaughter in what could be move that turns the tide against the wave...

Peres Flying to Lithuania, Will Thank Blacklisting Hezbollah

President Shimon Peres is flying  on Sunday to Latvia and Lithuania, temporary president of the European Union whom he will thank the European Union...

Anti-Semitic Slogans Found near Nazi Work Camp in Lithuania

Lithuanian police said they discovered Nazi slogans drawn on a former concentration camp after Adolf Hitler’s birth date. The slogans "Heil Hitler," “Jews out” in...

Miriam Ben-Porat: A Woman of ‘Firsts’

Miriam Scheinsohn was born on April 26, 1918, in Vitebsk (Belorussia), the youngest of eight children (she had three sisters and four brothers). Soon after Miriam’s birth the family moved to Kovno (Kaunas) in Lithuania, where her parents owned a textile factory.

Lithuania Passes $50 Million Holocaust Compensation Package

This April, 70 years since the Nazi invasion on Lithuania destroyed the 800-year connection of the country with the Jewish people, a $50 million package was passed to compensate Jewish families whose property was stolen during the Holocaust, according to a report by JTA.

Title: For the Love of Torah – Stories and Insights of Rabbi Nosson Tzvi...

This book is very riveting. It is a comprehensive biography of the Mirrer Rosh Yeshivah, Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel, zt’l. It starts out telling us about the Mirrer Yeshiva escaping to Shanghai from Lithuania during World War II because of the invading Germans. It then describes Rabbi Finkel’s family, and then Rabbi Finkel himself. It is important for young adults to see our gedolim as role models, and Rabbi Teller’s biography provides just that. Also, Rabbi Finkel is a relatable role model, because he grew up as a typical American Jewish kid.

The Controversial Mordecai Moses Mordecai

The first ordained rabbi to settle in America, Abraham Rice did not arrive here until 1840. Before then, few men with anything more than a rudimentary Torah knowledge resided in America. One exception was Mordecai Moses Mordecai.

Renaissance Rabbi

The term "Renaissance man" is used to describe a person who excels in a wide variety of subjects or fields. Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach's biography of his father, Rav Dr. Yoseph (Joseph) Tzvi Carlebach (1883-1942), provides fascinating information about the life of a man who deserves to be described as a Renaissance rabbi.

Title: Minhagei Lita: Customs of Lithuanian Jewry

"We should practice Judaism just as they did in Europe" is a sentiment one is likely to hear in haredi and yeshivish communities. "We shouldn't act any differently just because we're in America."

One For The Books

He's not Jewish, he's not Lithuanian and he's not a librarian but Wyman Brent, an American from San Diego, is building a Jewish library in Vilna.

Should We Feel Guilty For Enjoying Holocaust Art?

Some of history's greatest paintings have explored tragedy, from Francisco Goya's "Saturn Devouring his Son" and etching series on "The Disasters of War" to Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" to John Singer Sargent's "Gassed."

Title: Scattered Blossoms

Gita Gordon's well-structured, interesting historic fiction contains the building blocks of a decent society.

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