A sculpture of doctor Zemach Shabad in Vilnius
WORTH VISITING: There is a visually attractive sculpture of doctor and Vilnius society figure of the first half of the 20th century, Zemach Shabad, in Mėsinių street in Vilnius. It is a meaningful initiative both in an artistic and ideological...
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The Mausoleum of Vilna Gaon and his family
WORTH VISITING: In Lithuania the year 2020 was dedicated to the memory of Vilna Gaon and Jewish history in Lithuania. This symbolical dedication invites Lithuanian society to pay attention to the extraordinary story of Vilna Gaon. For religious Jews, he...
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Memorial plaque to Borisas Efrosas
WORTH VISITING: On the last Sunday of each September, the medical community celebrates World Heart Day. This is the perfect day to visit Plungė and memorial plaque for doctor Borisas Efrosas on Vytautas street. Why? Because he was the first...
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YIVO institute in Vilnius
WORTH VISITING: At the beginning of the 20th century, Yiddish-speaking Jewish communities in Europe initiated the popularization of modern Yiddish language and rethinking it as a language of literature and science as well. The idea of establishing a scientific institute...
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Pohulanka in Vilnius
WORTH VISITING: In the second half of the 19th-century Jewish community in Vilnius started to change and divide based on their lifestyle. Jews, who still led traditional life closely linked to religion, tend to stay in historical Jewish quarters in...
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