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Sages and Scholars

From “Yahadut Lita” Vol. 3, Tel Aviv, 1967.   Dat, Rabbi Zalman-Aharon bar Dov (1859-1916) Born in Keidan, he studied in Ragole (Ariogala) and Eishyshok (Eišiškės). He was the rabbi in Pushelat (Pušalotas) for 16 years and thereafter in Smilg (Smilgiai) … Continue reading

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Avraham Tzoref, Zionist Pioneer

From the “Encyclopedia of the Builders and Pioneers of the Yishuv.”  Avraham Shlomo Zalman Tzoref: Born in Keidan, Lithuania on 1 Kislev, November 3, 1785 — or as he himself wrote later, in the year “TaKuM”[1], thereby hinting at his … Continue reading

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The Keidan Yeshiva

By Adv. Shimon Shibolet-Zang As in every Jewish community, Keidan had its traditional cheder, which the children attended until about bar mitzvah age. Keidan always had many cheders and the various rebbes and melameds who taught Torah to children in … Continue reading

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Synagogues in Keidan

By Yehezkel Rochin (Ramat Rachel, Israel) Published in the Sefer Zikaron (Keidan Memorial Book) 1977. Translated by Chaim Charutz There were seven synagogues in Keidan. Four of them were in the shulhoyf,; two more were in Smilga Street, and one … Continue reading

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Hebrew Books Printed in Keidan

1923 “Beit Israel,” Innovations on tractate Shabbat by scholars of Beit Hamidrash, edited by Sh. Berlin, Keidan, 1923, 1924, 1925 (72 pages, 72 pages and 149 pages). 1924 “Le Plagot Reuven.” On rabbinic divisions and connections from the end of … Continue reading

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The Hebrew Printing House

By Adv. Sh. Shibolet-Zang After World War I, when the Jews of Keidan began to return from their places of exile, two Torah students decided to set up a small print shop to serve needs of the community. They were … 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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