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Agriculture, Industry and Trade

By Israel Libenzon There were Jews in Keidan as early as the 15th century. Keidan attracted traders mainly owing to its big annual fair. From that time, the number of Jews increased from year to year, and the community began … Continue reading

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An Old and New World

By Bernard Gershon Richards (Reprinted by permission of Paula Eisenstein Baker, Houston) Bernard Gershon Richards (1877-1971), U.S- journalist, widely active in Jewish affairs. Born Dov-Gershon Rabinovich in Keidan (Kedainiai), Lithuania, Richards was taken to the U.S. in 1886. He began … Continue reading

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Keidan and its Jews

from “Yahadut Lita, its history in pictures”[1] p.123.  Keidan, an administrative center for its district, was one of Lithuania’s ancient cities. The history of the Jewish community in Keidan begins in the 15th century. In 1495, in the time of … Continue reading

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