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23 November 2020

Virtual tour of the National Library exhibition dedicated to the Vilnius Gaon

Curator of the exhibition „Shenot Eliyahu/Elijah’s Years: The impact of Vilna Gaon on Lithuanian Jewish Culture”, Head of the Judaica Department of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania dr. Lara Lempertienė invites you to a virtual tour, where you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the unique exhibits of the exhibition.

The exhibition presents the personality of Vilna Gaon, his intellectual and pedagogical activities, his influence on the mentality and culture of Vilnius Jews, exhibits documents reflecting the life of the sage, Gaon's and his student’s works. One of the most important exhibits of the exhibition is the “pinkas” (chronicle) of the Vilna Gaon's synagogue, kept at the YIVO Jewish Research Institute in New York. This special manuscript is displayed using a holographic projection. The exposition, based on the Judaica collection kept in the National Library, illustrates its abundance and diversity.

We kindly invite you to watch the presentation video of the exhibition: