In 1909, a Yeshiva was established in Panevezys, Lithauania. Some of its students can be seen in this photograph. During World War I, the Yeshiva students were exiled to Russia, and eventually reached Ukraine. Many returned to Panevezys after the war, but the communist regime closed down the Yeshiva. While the war was still going on, in 1916, Rabbi Yosef Kahaneman openend a second Yeshiva in Panevezys and gradually expanded it. This Yeshiva was destroyed in the Holocaust but its founder, who immigrated to Eretz Israel (Mandatory Palestine) in 1940, established it anew in Bnei Brak.
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