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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Lithuanian Ambassador to the U.S. Žygimantas Pavilionis, left, with Harley Felstein, founder of the Sunflower Project, at a cemetery presentation at the Embassy of Lithuania, April 1, 2011.

Lithuania passes $50 million in Holocaust compensation to Jewish families

By Ben Sales, JTA April 22, 2012

NEW YORK—Lithuania’s 800-year-old connection to its Jewish population broke down in 1941, when the Nazis invaded the country and murdered nearly all of its 200,000 Jews—often with the complicity of local Lithuanians. This month, 70 years on, Lithuania...

Rabbi Elyashiv out of coma, condition still serious

JTA February 20, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, considered this generation's leading halachic authority, is conscious after spending two weeks in a coma. Elyashiv, leader of the Lithuanian haredi Orthodox community, opened his eyes for the first time in two...

Rabbi Elyashiv, leading halachic authority, in grave condition

JTA February 7, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, considered this generation's leading halachic authority, is in critical condition. Prayer sessions in Israel and around the world have been held for Elyashiv, 101, the leader of the Lithuanian haredi Orthodox...

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