History of the Jews in Lithuania
The history of the Jews in Lithuania spans the period from the 8th century to the present day. There is still a small community in that country, as well as an extensive Lithuanian Jewish diaspora in ...
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History of Jews in Poland
The history of the Jews in Poland dates back over 800 years. For centuries, Poland was home to the largest and most significant Jewish community in the world. Poland was the centre of Jewish culture t...
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Chmielnicki Uprising
The Khmelnytsky Uprising (also known as the Khmel'nyts'kyi/Chmielnicki Uprising or Ukrainian War of Liberation) was a Cossack rebellion in Ukraine between the years 1648–1657 which turned into a Ukrai...
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Vilna Gaon
Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman Kremer, (Hebrew: ר' אליהו בן שלמה זלמן‎) known as the Vilna Gaon (Yiddish: דער װילנער גאון) or Elijah of Vilna, or by his Hebrew acronym HaGra ("HaGaon Rabbenu Eliya...
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History of the Jews in Russia and the Soviet Union
The history of the Jews in the Soviet Union is primarily the history of Jews in its component states.The history of the Jews in Armenia dates back more than 2,000 years. After Eastern Armenia came und...
Holocaust in Lithuania
The Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Lithuania resulted in the near total destruction of Lithuanian Jews living in the Nazi-controlled Lithuanian and Polish territories (Generalbezirk Litauen of Reichskommi...
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Vilna Ghetto
The Vilna Ghetto, Vilnius Ghetto, Wilno Ghetto or Vilniaus Getas was a World War II Jewish ghetto established and operated by Nazi Germany in the city of Vilnius in the territory of Nazi-administered ...
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Kaunas Ghetto
The Kovno ghetto was a ghetto established by Nazi Germany to hold the Lithuanian Jews of Kaunas during the Holocaust. At its peak, the Ghetto held 40,000 people, most of whom were later sent to conce...
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Paneriai massacre
The Ponary Massacre (Polish: zbrodnia w Ponarach) was the mass murder of up to 100,000 people, mostly Jews, but also Russians, Poles, Lithuanians and others, by German SD, SS and Lithuanian Nazi c...
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Jewish partisans
Jewish partisans were fighters in irregular military groups participating in the Jewish resistance movement against Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II.A number of Jewish partisan g...
Musar movement
The Musar movement (also Mussar movement) is a Jewish ethical, educational and cultural movement that developed in the 19th century in Eastern Europe, particularly among Orthodox Lithuanian Jews. The ...
Hebron Yeshiva
Hebron Yeshiva, also known as Yeshivas Hevron, or Knesses Yisroel, is a yeshiva devoted to high-level study of the Talmud. It originated in 1924 when the roshei yeshiva and 150 students of the Slabodk...
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Koidanov (Hasidic dynasty)
Koidanov (also spelled Koidenov) is a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rabbi Shlomo Chaim Perlow (alternately: Solomon Ḥayyim Perlow) in 1833 in the town of Koidanov (present-day Dzyarzhynsk, Belarus). Acco...
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Kelm Talmud Torah
The Kelm Talmud Torah was a famous yeshiva in pre-holocaust Kelmė, Lithuania. Unlike other yeshivas, the Talmud Torah focused primarily on the study of Musar ("Jewish ethics") and self-improvement.
Invasion of Poland (1939)
The Invasion of Poland, also known as the September Campaign, or the 1939 Defensive War (Polish: Kampania wrześniowa or Wojna obronna 1939 roku) in Poland, and alternatively the Poland Campaign (G...
Invasion of Poland (1939) - Wikipedia
Ira F. Stone
Rabbi Ira F. Stone is a leading figure in the contemporary renewal of the Musar movement, a Jewish ethical movement. Stone was ordained as a rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 197...
Vilna Rabbinical School and Teachers' Seminary
The Vilna Rabbinical School and Teachers' Seminary was a controversial Russian state-sponsored institution to train Jewish teachers and rabbis, located in Vilna, Russian Empire. The school opened in 1...
Nosson Meir Wachtfogel
Nosson Meir Wachtfogel (Hebrew: נתן מאיר וכטפוגל‎) (18 February 1910 in Kuhl, Lithuania – 21 November 1998 in Lakewood, New Jersey, USA), known as the Lakewood Mashgiach, was an Orthod...
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Jewish culture
Jewish culture is the international culture of the Jews. Since the formation of the Jewish nation in biblical times the international community of Jewish people has been considered a tribe or an ethno...
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Yisroel Salanter
Rabbi Yisroel ben Ze'ev Wolf Lipkin, also known as "Yisroel Salanter" or "Israel Salanter" (November 3, 1810, Zhagory – February 2, 1883, Königsberg), was the father of the Musar movement in Orthodox ...
Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg
Rabbi Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg (1884-1966) was a noted European Orthodox rabbi, posek ("decisor" of Jewish law) and rosh yeshiva. He is best known as author of the work of responsa Seridei Eish. Rabbi ...
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Naftoli Trop
Rabbi Naftoli Trop (1871–September 24, 1928) was a renowned Talmudist and Talmid Chacham. He served as rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Raduń, Poland.
He was born in Grodno, where he...
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Haskalah
Haskalah (Hebrew: השכלה‎; "enlightenment" or "education" from sekhel "intellect", "mind"), the Jewish Enlightenment, was a movement among European Jews in the 18th–19th centuries that advocated...
Yeshivas Knesses Yisrael (Slabodka)
Yeshivas Knesses Yisrael was a yeshiva located in the Lithuanian town of Slabodka, adjacent to Kovno (Kaunas), now Vilijampolė, a suburb of Kaunas. It was known colloquially as the "mother of yeshiva...
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Perushim
The Perushim (Hebrew: פרושים‎) were disciples of the Vilna Gaon, Rabbi Elijah ben Solomon Zalman, who left Lithuania at the beginning of the 19th century to settle in the Land of Israel, then pa...
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Chaim Ozer Grodzinski
Chaim Ozer Grodzinski (Hebrew: חיים עוזר גרודזנסקי‎; August 24, 1863 – August 9, 1940) was a pre-eminent Av beis din (rabbinical judge), posek (halakhic authority), and Talmudic scholar in ...
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History of Jews in Poland before the 18th century
The History of Jews in Poland before the 18th century covers the period of Jewish-Polish history from its origins, roughly until the political and socio-economic circumstances leading to the dismember...
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