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The IDF paratroopers are participating in joint training with the 173rd Brigade of the European Command of the US Army.
Nineteen countries participate in the maneuvers, with about 18,000 soldiers spread around Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
Secy-Gen. Stoltenberg to Lithuanian PM: "With NATO you will never lose that independence."
During the Second World War, Grazhbile and her mother opened a garment workshop for Jewish women living in the ghetto.
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.
Lithuanians marked the 75th anniversary of the massacre of Jews in Moletai by Nazis and local collaborators during World War II.
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.
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.
It’s the Holocaust rescue story that often goes untold—Jews who put their lives on the line to save their fellow Jews.
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 decides to restore mandatory military service for males ages 19-27, as Ukraine fights to keep its independence.
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...
The Lithuanian parliament has taken the first steps to legal ritual slaughter in what could be move that turns the tide against the wave...
President Shimon Peres is flying on Sunday to Latvia and Lithuania, temporary president of the European Union whom he will thank the European Union...
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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