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The conversation between the President of Lithuania and the President of Israel focused on the 300th anniversary of Vilna Gaon
April 23 is the 300th birth anniversary of Elijah ben Solomon Zalman, a world-famous Torah and Talmudic interpreter, also known as the Vilna Gaon. President Gitanas Nausėda and President of Israel Reuven Rivlin had a video call to mark the occasion.
During the conversation, President Nausėda paid tribute to the Vilna Gaon, a Jewish rabbi who lived in Vilnius and made it known all over the world as Jerusalem of the North. In his honor and to commemorate the rich 700-year history of Jews in Lithuania, 2020 has been designated the year of Vilna Gaon and the year of Jewish history In Lithuania.