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Elijah ben Solomon (1720 - 1797), more commonly known as the Vilan Gaon, was among most prominent leaders of European Jewry in the eigteenth century. As a talmudic prodiy, Elijah was given the appellation "gaon" meaning genius. Yet, he was more than a brilliant talmud scholar, and he was known for his great kindness. In study, the Gaon stressed the importance of worldly knowledge in addition to Judaica, and he himself wrote on grammar and mathematics.

As a kabbalist and defender of the halachic tradition, the Gaon was at the forefront of the movement against the spread of Hasidism, which he felt was too liberal with halachic strictures and was abandoning tradition in the critical areas of Torah and prayer. The Vilna Gaon, as a result of his opposition to hasidism, became regarded as the head of the Mitnagdim, the anti-Hasidic movement. Another major area of the Gaon's influence was through his students, particularly Chaim of Volozhin. The style of Torah study that was developed by the Vilna Gaon and its inclusion of secular knowledge became the predominant model of Yeshiva learning, spawning the Musar Movement, and creating the Lithuanian yeshiva model that is prominent to this day.


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Torah subjects

Centrality of Torah study Zohar Halakah Mithnagdim Book Comment Hasidim Mithnagdim and kabbalah Spiritual bliss of death

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SAGACITY, WISDOM&GENIUS

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EXTRAORDINARY TALENTS

HIS RABBI

Moses Margalit

TRAVELS

Poland Germany Talmud Halakha Secular sciences

CITY – Vilnius, COUNTRY - LITHUANIA

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TALES & LEGENDS

HISTORY & EPOCH

FAMILY, CHILDREN

FATHER MOTHER

RABBIBICAL LITERATURE

Contact

OPPONENTS

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ANGELOLOGY & DAEMONOLOGY INDIRECT SUBJECTS A "PERMISSIBLE PLEASURE" Bais Hamikdash Lashon ara Lashon hakodesh Sar torah Yetzer Ha'Ra

Opponents: Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi Other mithnagdim Rabbi Phinehas ben Judah, Maggid of Polotsk Lithuanian Jewry in Israel Descendants of Vilna Gaon Yeshivas in Israel Lita-Lithuania Litvakai Jewish communities in Lita

BOOKS OF GAON

Ha'GRA mi-Vilna -Moadim (Chanukah to Purim) HaGaon of Vilna Rabbi Eliyahu of Vilna. Stories about the life of this great tzadik and stories of miracles. vowelized text Haggadah - Pninei HaG'ra Kitvei Ha'GRA in Kabbalah Megillat Esther - Peirush Ha'GRA HaShalem Mishlei - the Vilna Gaon's Commentary Halachot HaGra U'Minhagav SEFER AYIL MESHULLASH (Trigonometrijos meistrai) SEFER 'ALIM LI-TERUFAH (Gydantys lapai) SEFER BARAK HA-SHAHAR (Ryto saule) SEFER HA-BAHIR (Spindesys) SIFRA DE-TZENIU'TA (Paslapties knyga) SEFER BE'UREI HA-GR"A 'AL SHULHAN 'ARUH: ORAH HAYIM (Padengtas stalas - Gyvenimo budas) SEFER SHA'AREI RAHAMIM (Gailestingumo vartai)

BOOKS & BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Writings Anthology of Gaon Poema o Gaone

Articles

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  • Jewish Encyclopedia
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  • Encyclopedic materials about Gaon
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  • Lazera

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