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Yiddish Author Aaron Garon’s New Book to Feature at 20 Feb. Yiddish Reading Circle



BOOKS  |  EVENTS  |  YIDDISH AFFAIRS  |  VILNIUS JEWISH COMMUNITY

by Dovid Katz

The Vilna Yiddish Reading Circle, now in its twentieth year and open to all, announced today that its weekly session on Wednesday evening 20 February (as usual, from 6 PM sharp at the Vilnius Jewish Community at Mesiniu 3 in Vilnius Old Town) would be dedicated to the just-published handsome book of essays, articles and memoirs by the beloved Yiddish (and Lithuanian language) journalist Aaron Garon (1919−2009). The book, Di yídishe velt fun Vílne (The Jewish World of Vilna) is a collection of some of his Yiddish prose (essays and memoirs) with full Lithuanian translation, published in avant-garde vertical format, designed by the prominent young book-design maestro Greg Zundelovitch. It was brought out by the author’s children, longtime Israeli residents Tamara and Evgeni Garon, thanks to support from the Lithuanian government’s Good Will Foundation.

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Updates & Opinion on Vilnius Synagogue Closure to 5 Dec. 2016


[UPDATED]

UPDATE OF 5 DEC 2016: VILNIUS SYNAGOGUE REOPENED WITHOUT INCIDENT

NEWS AND UPDATES FROM 28 OCT TO 1 DEC 2016:

GROWING FALLOUT FROM DECISION TO USE POLICE TO OUST RABBI SHOLOM BER KRINSKY (AND HIS CHILDREN AND FELLOW WORSHIPPERS) ON 28 OCT. AND — SHUT DOWN VILNIUS’S ONE SYNAGOGUE

City’s Last Functioning Pre-Holocaust Prayerhouse Was Shut from 28 Oct. to 4 Dec. 2016

THE DEBATE:

 BLOSHTEIN (2), FACEBOOK DISCUSSION;  BURSHTEIN; KAPLANKATZ; KRELIN & IZAKSON (2) (3); KRINSKY; KUKLIANSKY; OLICKIJ; PAZERAITE; PILIANSKY.  NEW SECTION: VILNIUS JEWISH LIFERABBI KRINSKY’S NEW BLOG.

MEDIA COVERAGE: JTA (+ THE TIMES OF ISRAEL / ALSO IN: FRENCH EDITION); JULIA RETS IN MZ (IN RUSSIAN)

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Come and Visit Lithuania


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N.Y. WC Historic Tour to Lithuania & Poland, 17-26 May 2020

“The Defending History team thinks that Lithuania (and neighboring countries) are a wonderful place to visit — safe and special, entailing the charming Old Europe alongside every modern convenience. The debates with a few gov. agencies over history, the Holocaust, the fate of Jewish cemeteries, contemporary antisemitism and other issues mean that your visit is all the more important. It does mean that when you get here, please be sure (as indeed you would anywhere) to hear all sides of the argument, not just the lavish state-sponsored entities that specialize in  dazzling with “Jewish Hollywood PR sets” while dismissing other opinions as illegitimate. These countries, and their peoples, are absolutely delightful, warm, good-humored and welcoming. Come and visit, all the more so if your own family roots are here!”


Our own take:Jewish-themed tours do well to include also the democratically elected Vilnius Jewish Community that represents the overwhelming majority of Jewish people in Lithuania. They’ll want you to enjoy the rich diversity of Jewish opinion here…

TOUR GUIDES & GENEALOGISTS:

For Online Genealogy:

JewishGen


See also:

LITVAK LINKS PAGELITVAK STUDIESMINI MUSEUM OF OLD JEWISH VILNA; MINI MUSEUM OF INTERWAR JEWISH LITHUANIA


Not for the faint-hearted:

LITVAK AFFAIRSALTERNATIVE TOURISMEXOTIC TOURISMDARK TOURISM

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TRANSLATIONS FROM YIDDISH

Old Yiddish (or Hebrew) family  letters and documents? You need them translated to English (or modern Hebrew)? Send them to the expert with the fair price: rosibunch@gmail.com


 

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