Lithuania Unsafe For Jews, Especially Beyond the Grave

VILNIUS – It was the darling of Lithuania. “The cradle of Jewish culture,” as depicted by the Mayor of Vilnius, Mr. Remigijus Simasius at an auspicious occasion. This was an opportunity for the mayor to panhandle the importance he attached to the Jewish heritage of Vilnius. On the surface it…

Lithuanian Wolf Dressed in Sheep’s Clothing

VILNIUS – On June 9, 2015, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania passed resolution No. 597 acknowledging the Vilnius Concert and Sports Hall reconstruction and rearrangement. It was slated as an economic project of State importance, coined the Vilnius Congress Center Reconstruction. The respective resolution set out the vision…

Lithuanian Ambassador Vows Govt. Will Not Build Conference Center on Jewish Cemetery

(BOISE, ID) — While the pistons of politics were firing on all cylinders at the Idaho Republican Convention in Nampa, Dr. Anthony Harper had something else which was foremost on his mind. He was mentally preoccupied with the planned construction of a conference centre by the Lithuanian government, known as…

Rabbi Points to Sad Irony Which Marks 300th Year Birth of Vilna Gaon

Rabbi Elchonon Baron, a Jewish activist who works towards furthering Jewish causes, sat down with blogger Jonathan Braun to discuss the Lithuanian government’s recent recognition of the Vilna Gaon’s 300th anniversary of the birth of Vilna Gaon Elijah ben Solomon Zalman.  See Full Details about the Lithuanian government’s announcement. On…

Vilnius in Danger of Becoming the Auschwitz of Lithuania

VILNIUS – It was the darling of Lithuania. “The cradle of Jewish culture,” as depicted by the Mayor of Vilnius, Mr. Remigijus Simasius at an auspicious occasion. It was an opportunity for the mayor to panhandle the importance he attached to the Jewish heritage of Vilnius. On the surface, Mayor…

Poll Confirms Majority of Lithuanians Opposed To Conference Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius – Barry Jenkins for Humans Right Watch writes that the majority of Lithuanians are opposed to  the construction of a planned conference center in Vilnius, Lithuania. Influential political groups have rallied together to lead a boycott against Lithuanian tourism. It is a protest against the Lithuanian government’s decision to…