Convention of the Descendants of the Vilna Gaon

Convention of the Descendants of the Vilna Gaon

(of blessed and saintly memory).

To all the descendants of the Vilna Gaon and his siblings:

Rabbi Eliyahu the son of Shlomo Zalman, the Gaon of Vilna, the "Gra" (1720-1797) is considered to be one of the greatest Jewish scholars of the last thousand years. He was the most famous rabbi in Lithuania. The Gaon is regarded as one of the foremost experts on Jewish religious law since Maimonides (the Rambam).

His scholarship and phenomenal memory were of incredible proportions. He engaged in every aspect of Jewish scholarship and left notes which were published as his books by his students after his death.

The Vilna Gaon excelled in Jewish religious law (Halakhah) as well as mysticism (Kabalah) and used his study of secular sciences such as geometry, algebra, geography, grammar and even music in order to deepen his understanding of Jewish studies.

It is claimed that he remembered by heart and could quote freely from every book he had ever read.

A convention of the Vilna Gaon's descendants is being planned to take place in about one year's time.

There are thousands of descendants of the Gaon, his brothers and sister, living in Israel, Europe, the United Sates, Canada, Australia and elsewhere.

We invite all of the family to participate in this large convention in Jerusalem, Israel, the city which the Gaon longed to reach during his lifetime.

Whoever is interested in taking part in this convention is invited to leave a message here and we will contact them.

Organizers

Eli Eshed

elieshe@zahav.net.il

Noam Eshed

 

noam@ctotours.com

 

 

Chaim Freedman

 

chaimjan@zahav.net.il

The organizers of the Convention of the Descendants of the Vilna Gaon

Israel, May 2011, Iyar 5761

Site in facebook

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Convention-of-the-Descendants-of-the-Vilna-Gaon/211192625580923?sk=wall

.for more info about the Vilna Gaon see:

The Vilna Gaon in the wikipedia

Ancestry of the Vilna Gaon

The Descendants of the Vilna Gaon and His Family-

Family tree 

 Vilna Gaon Family Tree updates

 Biggest collection of Vilna Gaon links and initiative of global portal dedicated to Vilna  Gaon

This call in Hebrew

 

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