vilna #lithuania


<<One of the problems we have today when people say they are >from New
York, we do not know if they are referring to New York City, or just
the county of New York which is Manhattan, or the state of New York
which is a much larger jurisdiction. >>

Indeed, my late mother used to tell about people who'd say they were
from Vilna, but on further questioning revealed that they were >from a
shtetl near Vilna, and sometimes not very near. Being >from Vilna had
more ichus than being >from some lochovitch lochovitchki. :-)

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