Lithuania – Elijah of Vilna, the Vilna Gaon, 300th Birth Anniversary

Many thanks Kestutis! Arrived June 9, 2020.

  • Elijah of Vilna, or by his Hebrew acronym HaGra (“HaGaon Rabbenu Eliyahu”: “The sage, our teacher, Elijah”) or Elijah Ben Solomon (Sialiec, April 23, 1720 – Vilnius October 9, 1797), was a Talmudist, halakhist, kabbalist, and the foremost leader of misnagdic (non-hasidic) Jewry of the past few centuries. He is commonly referred to in Hebrew as ha-Gaon he-Chasid mi-Vilna, “the pious genius from Vilnius”
  • My first real classical official FDC from Lithuania
  • postage for <20g letters to Germany (and EU countries) 0,81 € [0,75+0,06 € for priority]

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