300th anniversary of birth of the VILNA GAON #lithuania


Eric Mack
 

The Vilna Gaon, also know as the "GRA", was born during Pesah, 300 years ago.
 
Many events were planned to take place during 2020 to honor his achievements, and then the coronavirus struck.
 
An article about his legacy was published in the Jerusalem Post magazine on January 3, 2020.  The URL is https://www.jpost.com/judaism/a-math-loving-star-gazing-mystic-the-vilna-gaon-reexamined-612782
 
Thousands of us with Lithuanian ancestry are descended from him, and his spiritual legacy lives on in various yeshivot and shuls around the world.
 
Eric Mack
Jerusalem
 
 

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