Sun Feb 17 2019


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

History of the Jews of Lithuania, with Ken Blady

In this series of Power Point presentations, we cover the following topics:

Origins of Lithuanian Jewry; early migrations into Lithuania; Vilna: The “Jerusalem” of Eastern European Jewry; Litvaks and Galitzyaner: why they don’t get along; portraits of Lithuania’s greatest rabbis: The Vilna Gaon and the Chafetz Chaim; Rabbi Israel Salanter and the Mussar Movement; the Karaite Jews of Troki; Lithuanian Jewry under Czars and Bolsheviks; the impact of Litvaks on American Jewish culture; the annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry; Lithuanian Jewry in the post-Soviet period.

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