This Day in History

This Day In History 28 Cheshvan/November 17

In 1593, anti-Jewish riots erupted in Bucharest, Romania, costing many Jewish lives, Hy”d. Yahrtzeiten 5447/1686, Harav Zev Wolf, zt”l, Rav of Salik and mechaber of Nachlas Binyamin 5531/1770, Harav Eliezer…

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This Day In History 27 Cheshvan/November 16

In 1657/2105 B.C.E., “the earth dried up” (Bereishis 8:14), completing the 365-day extent of the Mabul; on this day Hashem commanded Noach to come out of the teivah and repopulate,…

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This Day In History 26 Cheshvan/November 15

In 5701/1942, the Nazis murdered 12,000 Jews of Minsk. Hy”d. Yahrtzeiten 5398/1637, Harav Shlomo Charif, Rav of Lvov, zt”l 5691/1930, Harav Aryeh Mordechai Halberstam, Shinever Rebbe, zy”a 5702/1941, Harav Simcha…

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This Day In History 25 Cheshvan/November 14

In 5168/1407, mobs attacked the Jewish community of Cracow. Yahrtzeiten 5588/1827, Harav Yitzchok Yoel, Rebbe of Linitz, zt”l 5599/1838, Harav Naftali, Rebbe of Lizhensk, zt”l 5710/1949, Harav Mordechai Rokeach, zt”l, the…

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This Day In History 24 Cheshvan/November 13

24 Cheshvan In 5701/1940, the SS Patria, with 1,900 desperate immigrants aboard, blew up and sank in Haifa port. Two hundred Jews drowned. Yahrtzeiten 5404/1643, Harav Avraham Azulai, zt”l, mechaber…

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This Day In History 21 Cheshvan/November 10

In 5699/1938, following Kristallnacht, Jewish students were expelled from German schools and universities. Yahrtzeiten 5334/1573, Rabbeinu Dovid ben Zimra, zt”l, the Radbaz 5605/1844, Harav Yissachar Ber of Podheitz, zt”l, son…

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This Day In History 20 Cheshvan/November 9

Yahrtzeiten 4949/1188, Rabbeinu Avraham, zt”l, the Raavad, mechaber of the Eshkol 5612/1851, Harav Shalom, Rebbe of Kaminka, zy”a 5648/1887, Harav Meshulam Yissachar Horowitz, zt”l, Rav of Stanislav, mechaber of Bar…

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This Day In History 19 Cheshvan/November 8

In 2/3760 B.C.E. Hevel lived for 49 days, according to the Arizal, meaning that his brother Kayin killed him on this day. (According to the Midrash Rabbah, he was killed…

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This Day In History 18 Cheshvan/November 7

In 5699/1938, Hermann Goering announced plans for Madagascar as a home for European Jewry. In 5703/1942, 16,000 Jews were killed by Nazis in Pinsk. Yahrtzeiten 5510/1749, Harav Avraham Dovid Moshe…

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This Day In History 17 Cheshvan/November 6

17 Cheshvan In 1656/2106 B.C.E, the rains of the Mabul began to fall (according to Rabi Eliezer), flooding the earth and rising above the highest mountains. In 2923/839 B.C.E., when…

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This Day In History 14 Cheshvan/November 3

In 5380/1619, Jews of Prague miraculously escaped destruction during the Thirty-Years’ War. This day was accepted as a fast day, concluding with a festive meal in the evening to commemorate…

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This Day In History 13 Cheshvan/November 2

In 4971/1210, English Jews were imprisoned by King John. In 5314/1553, under Pope Julius III, Cardinal Peter Caraffa, head of the Inquisition and the future Pope Paul IV, burned many…

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This Day In History 12 Cheshvan/November 1

In 5059/1298, Rindfleisch massacres claimed 200 Jewish lives, Hy”d. In 5736/1975, the U.N. declared that Zionism is racism. Yahrtzeiten 5448/1687, Harav Moshe Kremer, zt”l, Rav of Vilna, grandfather of the…

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This Day In History 11 Cheshvan/October 31

In 5046/1285, 180 Jews were killed in Munich Germany, Hy”d Yahrtzeiten 2317/1445 B.C.E., Binyamin, son of Yaakov Avinu zt”l 5644/1883, Harav Avraham Weinberg, Rebbe of Slonim, zt”l, the Yesod Ha’avodah…

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This Day In History 10 Cheshvan/October 30

10 Cheshvan Yahrtzeiten 1656/2106 B.C.E., Mesushelach was niftar seven days before the Mabul began (according to some he was niftar on 11 Cheshvan). On this day Noach and his family…

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This Day In History 7 Cheshvan/October 27

5639/1878, Jews began to prepare the ground at Petach Tikva for a new settlement. In 5704/1943, Jewish children below the age of 12 were taken from Shavl, Lithuania, and executed.…

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This Day In History 6 Cheshvan/October 26

In 3340/422 B.C.E., Nevuchadnetzar killed King Tzidkiyahu’s sons before his eyes, subsequently blinding him. (See Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 580:2) In 3427/355 B.C.E., the Yevanim implemented a mass slaughter of…

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This Day In History 5 Cheshvan/October 25

In 5228/1467, Jews in Landau, Germany, were ordered to wear the yellow badge. Yahrtzeiten 5491/1730, Harav Moshe Berdugo, zt”l, a Moroccan Rav and mechaber of Rosh Mashbir. 5551/1790, Harav Meshulem…

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This Day In History 4 Cheshvan/October 24

In 5702/1941, Romanian soldiers massacred 26,000 Jews of Odessa. In 5302/1541, Jews of Algiers were saved from being conquered by the Spanish army. To commemorate the event, Purim Edom is…

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This Day In History 3 Cheshvan/October 23

In 5051/1290, 16,000 English Jews were expelled from England in the final expulsion by King Edward I. Yahrtzeiten 5611/1850, Harav Yisrael, the Ruzhiner Rebbe, zt”l 5621/1860, Harav Eliezer Horowitz, the…

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