This Day in Jewish History 1797: The Vilna Gaon Dies

Rabbi Eliyahu ben Shlomo Zalman had a photographic memory and knew Torah by heart at 11 - and also did well at math and astronomy.

On this day in 1797, Rabbi Eliyahu ben Shlomo Zalman – known as the Gaon (genius, or sage) of Vilna, or by the Hebrew acronym the “Gra” (standing...