Eliyahu ben Shlomo: The Vilna Gaon and Lithuanian Judaism Rabbi Eliyahu ben Shlomo, the 18th century Talmudic scholar better known as The Vilna Gaon, is revered as the father of traditional Lithuanian Judaism. Part of the Jewish Biography as History series by Dr. Henry Abramson. Share this:TwitterTumblrFacebookLinkedInEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... One thought on “Eliyahu ben Shlomo: The Vilna Gaon and Lithuanian Judaism” Add yours I am doing research into my family genealogy, and have found that my great grandfather, Rabbi Abraham Abramson, was from Lithuania. He had 13 children, who have scattered throughout Europe, Scandinavia and America. Any relation to you? Loading... Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.