Salantai ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a small city in Lithuania. It is located in the Klaipėda County, Kretinga district.
Salantai is named after the Salantas River, which runs through the town. Both of their names are derived from the Lithuanian word "salantais" meaning "freezing."
This town is known for three famed rabbis: Rabbi Yisrael Lipkin Salanter and his teacher Rabbi Zundel Salant,rabbi Shmuel Salant, who spent most of his life in Salantai. Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Jerusalem between 1866-1910, also lived here before immigration .Aleksandras Bendikas, the Lithuanian book smuggler settled in Salantai.
The Orvydas Farmstead located on the outskirts of Salantai is a sculpture park created by the Lithuanian artist Vilius Orvydas.
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