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Tomb of the Vilna Gaon

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Published: 01/03/2012
Category: Cemeteries Viewed: 1190 Downloads: 0 Keywords burial burried cemetery dead death europe gaon grave halacha halachist lithuania kabbalah kabbalist talmud talmudist tomb tombstone vilna vilnius Description: Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman Kramer, known as the Vilna Gaon or Elijah of Vilna and simply by his Hebrew acronym Gra (Gaon Rabbenu Eliyahu) or Elijah Ben Solomon, (b. Vilnius April 23, 1720, d. Vilaus October 9, 1797), was a Talmudist, halachist, kabbalist, and the foremost leader of non-hasidic Jewry of the past few centuries. He is commonly referred to in Hebrew as haGaon haChasid miVilna, (the saintly genius from Vilnius).