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Vilnius celebrates 300th anniversary of Vilna Gaon

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Thursday marks the 300th anniversary of the Gaon of Vilna, the great 18-century Torah scholar Elijah ben Solomon Zalman. The mysterious and aloof sage dedicated his life to studying Jewish religious texts. His commentaries on the Talmud and the Torah, published posthumously by his disciples, made the Gaon one of the most revered Jewish scholars, while Vilnius, the town where he spent most of his life and died in 1797,…