Unique Jewish heritage site opens in Šeduva. Photo by Arūnas Baltėnas
Society

Unique Jewish heritage site opens in Šeduva

More than two years of work on the restoration and preservation of Jewish heritage in Šeduva were marked in a private ceremony at the town’s recently restored Jewish cemetery (Žvejų gatvė). More than 400 tombstones have been identified and more than 1,300 have been either painstakingly restored or preserved in a tribute to the lives of the thousands of Jews that once comprised the majority of this Lithuanian shtetl. […]

Grigory Kanovich. Photo bernardinai.lt
Culture

Israel Diary. On the cloud named Lithuania

We offer you a recent interview with Grigory Kanovich who several weeks won the National Prize of Lithuania for Art and Culture and was named an Honorary Citizen of his hometown, Jonava. […]

Prometheus Strangling the Vulture - Jacques Lipchitz.    Photo Ludo Segers
Global LT

Litvak art in Philadelphia

Philadelphia can lay claim to a few superlatives in art. Probably nowhere are so many paintings by Renoir and sculptures by Jacques Lipchitz on public display within less than 1 square mile but in Philadelphia. Both have a connection to France and Lipchitz life story even leads all the way to Druskininkai in Lithuania. […]

Rūta Vanagaitė
Society

Rūta Vanagaitė: Lithuania is still competing with the Holocaust

Rūta Vanagaitė’s project “The Paneriai Lullaby”, which lets you interact with Jewish culture for a day, is one of the most successful projects financed by the European Commission (EC). […]

Nadine Gordimer
Global LT

Litvak lenses influenced sensibilities of Nobel prize winning author Nadine Gordimer

Earlier this week the media honoured Nadine Gordimer, a Nobel and Man Booker prize winning novelist with a wealth of obituaries. Gordimer died at the age of 90 on 13 July in her native South Africa. Reverent fans and curious new readers peppered social networks with quotations highlighting her defence of human rights and literary bravery in the face of censorship. […]