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Friday, January 30, 2009

Picture of the Week 67

The Old Jewish Ghetto in Vilna - Pesach 5765

Wishing everyone a Good Shabbos!

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Leora said...

What a lovely sepia scene! There are still some frum Jews in Vilna? I wrote a post about nearby Mariampol, where my grandfather's relatives are from, and a Lithuanian insisted it should be called Vilnius. Like wiping away history. To us Jews, it was Vilna.

Shabbat Shalom.

Anonymous said...

Another stunning image. Shabbat Shalom, Mottel.

Tuvia said...

Very cool picture!

Mottel said...

-Leora: There are perhaps a handful full of frumme Yidden in Vilna - the Shliach, people who came close through Chabad . . . and a few others. The two people shown, however, are American bochurim visiting for Pesach. Mariampol is in Kovno - where I went that year.
As to the name? In German, Russian and Polish it was also Vilna (Wilno what have you) and thus somewhat an affront to Lithuanian Nationalism - something much in vogue in those countries recently freed from the Soviet regime.

-Shavuatov and Tuvia: Thanks!