Photo Credit: Lithuania MFA / Twitter
Silver collectors' coin from Bank of Lithuania, honoring 300th anniversary of birth of Vilna Gaon

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania announced in a tweet this week that the Bank of Lithuania will issue a 10-euro silver collectors’ coin to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Vilna Gaon.

In the tweet, the MFA says, “If you will it, you too can be a genius.” The country’s parliament has declared 2020 as the Year of the Vilna Gaon and Lithuanian Jewish History.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.