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Fire in Chapel of Elijah Gaon of Vilna: Part of His Library Destroyed.

October 1, 1931
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The famous chapel of the sainted Elijah Vilna, the Vilna Gaon, who died in 1797, has been considerably damaged by a fire which broke out there as the result of some carelessness in handling the lights. A large part of the valuable library and several articles in the chapel have been destroyed.

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