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Little Portraits

By Dr. Chaim Epstein and B. Cassel Originally published by the Keidaner Assn. of New York, 1930.  Only the devil could stand it Reb Noach Reubens often suffered from toothaches. In those days there were no dentists in Keidan, and … Continue reading

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Looking Back

By Sholem Dat (Johannesburg) First published in “Lita,” (p. 1475) by the Jewish-Lithuanian Cultural Society Inc. 1951.  Keidan is one of the oldest cities in Lithuania, and her Jewish community was also one of the first. Keidan was originally a … Continue reading

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The Doctor and the Chief

By Pesach Weitzer-Chittin (Beit Zera, Israel) This event in the life of Keidan, about which I wish to write, I heard of from my father, of blessed memory, when I was a child. Later, in about 1923, I heard the … Continue reading

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Theater in Keidan

By Julius Lee Originally published in “The Keidaner” bulletin of the Keidaner Assn. of New York, No. 19, 1936. Of all the old memories that are engraved on my mind I want to share one episode. This was in that … Continue reading

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Preachers and tailors

By B.Y. Bialostotzky First published in “Lita” pp 1214-1217.  I spent some time in Keidan in 1905, when I was about 12 years old. My father took me with him as he traveled as a maggid [preacher] among the towns … Continue reading

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