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Capetown, South Africa 2000
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This is the: Memorial book: the Ritavas Community; A Tribute to the Memory of our Town,
Edited by Dr Dina Porat and Ronib Stauber,
and published in 2000 in Cape Town, South Africa, by The Kaplan-Kushlick Foundation.
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|Foreword (Riteve - A Jewish Shtetl In Lithuania)||Dina Porat||8|
|1||A Background to the Story of Riteve||Mendel Kaplan||12|
|Part One: Lithuania and its Jewish Community||12|
|Part Two: Riteve and Its Jewish Community||19|
|Part Three: What Makes a Litvak a Litvak||22|
|2||The Jewish Shtetl in Lithuania||Dina Porat||26|
|3||The Jews of Lithuania in the InterWar Period||Roni Stauber||29|
|4||History of Riteve||Townsfolk||35|
|5||Memoirs From Riteve||Townsfolk||57|
|6||Personalities in Riteve||Townsfolk||90|
|7||Public and Zionist Institutions||Townsfolk||115|
|8||The Jewish Sabbath and Holidays||Townsfolk||128|
|9||The Holocaust in Riteve||Dina Porat||143|
|The Holocaust of Lithuanian Jewry||Roni Stauber||143|
|The destruction of the Riteve community||Roni Stauber||149|
|Yizkor: List of Victims||165|
|10||A South African Returns to the Lithuanian Shtetl||Mendel Kaplan||168|
|HaMelitz, No. 128, June 24, 1900.
(A list of names of about 100 donors from Riteve,
who collected 26.20 roubles for a fund for the hungry in Bessarabia.)
|They Died For Israel Some Obituaries|
|Glossary of Jewish Terms||189|
|Footnotes on the Chapters||192|
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