Ḥayyim of Volozhin—and his ḥasidic grandson.
A rare discovery.
The Vilna Gaon and Poland’s last king.
Ruined cemeteries, celebrations of the Gaon, and the thorny question of collaboration with the Nazis.
A new translation of a classic work grants access to a great theological debate.
The lottery of the Vilna Gaon.
A buried courtyard.
Over 400 years of Jewish history.
The lives and achievements of Vilna’s Jews.
Purim, the most joyous and raucous holiday on the Jewish calendar, has been linked with Yom Kippur, the most solemn and holiest day. Why?
Misrepresenting his true brilliance, a recent book portrays the towering talmudic scholar Elijah of Vilna as a more radical modernizer than the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn.