This Day in History

This Day In History 2 Nisan/March 29

In 2448/1312 B.C.E., Moshe Rabbeinu carried out the commandment of Parah Adumah for the first time. Yahrtzeiten 5035/1275, Rabbeinu Baruch, the father of the Maharam of Rottenberg 5680/1920, Harav Shalom…

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This Day In History 1 Nisan/March 28

In 2448/1312 B.C.E., Hashem spoke to Moshe and to Aharon in the land of Egypt, instructing them regarding the Jewish calendar: “This month shall be for you the head of…

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This Day In History 29 Adar/March 27

29 Adar In 5559/1799, Napoleon captured the city of Jaffa. Yahrtzeiten 5626/1866, Harav Shlomo of Radomsk, zt”l, the Tiferes Shlomo 5746 / 1986 Harav Yaakov Kamenetsky, zt”l, Rosh Yeshivah of…

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This Day In History 26 Adar/March 24

26 Adar In 5004/1244, the pope issued a bull ordering the burning of the Talmud. In 5437/1677, the Jewish community of Newport, R.I., bought land for a cemetery. Yahrtzeiten 5573/1813,…

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This Day In History 25 Adar/March 23

25 Adar In 4941/1181, the king of France ordered all Jews in Paris attending shul on Shabbos to be detained for ransom. In 5256/1496, the Jews of Carinthia, Austria, were…

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This Day In History 24 Adar/March 22

In 4907/1147, the Jews of Wurtzburg were massacred by the Crusaders. Hy”d. In 5211/1451, the pope issued a bull banning all social contact between Christians and Jews. In 5263/1503, the…

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This Day In History 23 Adar/March 21

In 2449/1312 B.C.E., Bnei Yisrael began building the Mishkan. Construction was completed on 25 Kislev, but Hashem’s command to erect the edifice came only three months later, on 23 Adar,…

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This Day In History 22 Adar/March 20

22 Adar In 5693/1933, the infamous Dachau concentration camp was established in Germany. The camp, one of the first established by the Nazis, was originally designated as a prison camp…

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This Day In History 19 Adar/March 17

753/1993, Harav Yitzchak Kalish, Zt”l, Amshinover Rebbe of America Harav Yitzchak Kalish, the son of Harav Yosef of Amshinov, was born on 24 Teves 5674/1914. Three years later, when his grandfather,…

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This Day In History 18 Adar/March 16

18 Adar In 5561/1801, David Emmanuel, the first Jewish governor in the United States, was sworn in as governor of Georgia. Yahrtzeiten 5554/1794, Harav Alexander Ziskind of Horodna, zt”l, the…

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This Day In History 17 Adar/March 15

In 5677/1917, British troops conquered Baghdad, ending the cruel rule of the Turkish Empire. Jews of Baghdad celebrated the day as a Purim. In 5703/1943, Bulgarian Commissar for Jewish Affairs…

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This Day In History 16 Adar/March 14

In 3390/371 B.C.E., King Koresh of Persia granted the Jews permission to rebuild the Second Beis Hamikdash. This day was therefore declared a Yom Tov, as cited in Megillas Taanis.…

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This Day In History 12 Adar/March 10

This date is mentioned as a Yom Tov in Megillas Taanis. The Roman Caesar Tureinus caught Loleinus and Papus, two righteous brothers, in the city of Lod, and had them…

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This Day In History 11 Adar/March 9

11 Adar In 5194/1434, the pope prohibited anti-Jewish sermons. In 5235/1475, Rashi al HaTorah was printed for the first time, in Italy. Yahrtzeiten 5566/1806, Harav Chaim Yosef Dovid Azulai, zt”l,…

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This Day In History 10 Adar/March 8

In 5109/1349, mobs rioted during the Black Death epidemic and massacred Jews in the town of Freiburg, Germany. Hy”d. In 5609/1849, Jews of the Austrian Empire were granted equal civil…

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This Day In History 9 Adar/March 7

In 5700/1940, Harav Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch disembarked from a ship in New York, following his miraculous rescue from Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Yahrtzeiten 4977/1217, Rabbeinu Yehudah HeChassid, zt”l, mechaber of Sefer…

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This Day In History 8 Adar/March 6

8 Adar In 5434/1674, the Jews of Barbados were granted permission to take an oath on the Torah. On the same date 151 years later, Jews of Maryland were allowed…

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Mrs. Leah-Lilly Klein (Part V)

Can you describe what transpired when you arrived at the sanitarium? The sanitarium was run by German nuns. Luckily, I spoke the German language. I questioned them about the whereabouts…

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This Day In History 5 Adar/March 3

5233/1473, first massacre of Marranos, in Cordova, Spain. Hy”d. Although the Inquisition and the auto-da-fé was inflicted on anyone accused of heresy, its main victims were Jews. Yahrtzeiten 5583/1823, Harav…

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This Day In History 4 Adar/March 2

4 Adar In 5043/1283, the Maharam of Rottenberg was imprisoned in the Ensisheim fortress and held for a huge ransom, but he forbade the Jewish community to pay it. Even…

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