aA
Lietuvos Pastas (Lithuanian Post) is issuing a special stamp to mark the 300th birth anniversary of the Vilna (Vilnius) Gaon.
Lithuanian Post issues stamp for Vilna Gaon's 300th birth anniversary
© DELFI / Gintarė Karpavičiūtė

Elijah ben Solomon Zalman, a world-famous Torah and Talmudic interpreter, also known as the Vilna Gaon, lived in the XVIII century.

The stamp's nominal value is 0.81 euros and it can be used to send letters abroad. The 1st day's envelope will also be issued with the new stamp, Lietuvos Pasas said.

To commemorate the rich 700-year history of Jews in Lithuania and the Vilna Gaon's 300th birth anniversary, 2020 has been designated the year of Vilna Gaon and the year of Jewish history in Lithuania.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Online from Kaunas: Lithuanian language and culture summer school

Baltic Summer University organisers have decided to use this time to explore the opportunities to...

Jakubauskas appointed director of Lithuania genocide center

Adas Jakubauskas , 55, has been appointed director of the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of...

Researchers surprised by findings in burial from medieval times

Genomic analysis of plague victims from a mass burial in Lithuania identifies a medieval woman...

Successful education: not only efficient teaching

A couple of weeks ago I looked at some approaches to teaching , so I thought this week would dig into...

Lithuanian archaeologists discovered secrets of Bronze Age farmers

High in the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan , archaeologists from Vilnius University discovered...

Top news

Twelve suspects and convicts brought by military plane from UK

Twelve suspects and convicts whose extradition had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic...

3 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday, 3 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, 1828 COVID-19 cases have...

First ladies discuss challenges brought by COVID-19 pandemic

Lithuania’s First Lady Diana Nausediene and Elke Budenbender, spouse of Germany’s president,...

President congratulated Belarus on Independence Day

President Gitanas Nausėda extended congratulations to President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus on...

Zalgiris Kaunas' Jasikevicius moves to Barcelona

Sarunas Jasikevicius is leaving as head coach of Lithuania's Zalgiris Kaunas, having led the club...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina