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Vilna

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  • Israel Cohen (author)
  • Esther Hautzig (introduction)
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About the Book

Vilna, the “Jerusalem of Lithuania,” was the vibrant core of Eastern European Jewish life. Distinguished British historian, Israel Cohen, opens with the legend of the origin of Vilna in 1322 and traces the history of its Jewish community through vivid portraits of scholars, heroes, and leaders. The result is a book based on scholarship, yet full, too, of wonderful unforgettable stories.

Israel Cohen

Esther Hautzig

Esther Hautzig is the author of Remember Who You Are: Stories about Being Jewish and the translator of The Seven Good Years.