This Day in History

This Day in History – January 8/11 Teves

In 5408/1647, the Jews of Mezhibuzh were saved from a Cossack pogrom during Gezeiros Tach v’Tat, thanks to a Jew by the name of Mordechai, whose wife was Esther. Henceforth,…

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This Day in History – January 1/4 Teves

5700 /1939, Jews were excluded by the Nazis from all employment benefits. Yahrtzeiten 5490/1729, Harav Moshe Zev Bialystock, zt”l, mechaber of Mar’os Hatzovos 5651/1890, Harav Gershon Henoch Leiner of Radzin,…

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This Day in History – December 19/21 Kislev

In 5505/1744, Austrian forces massacred many Jews in Prague, Hy”d. 5705/1944, during WWII, the Satmar Rebbe Harav Yoel Teitelbaum, zt”l, was rescued from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The Satmar kehillah…

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This Day in History – December 18/20 Kislev

In 5557/1796, the first edition of the Tanya was printed. Yahrtzeiten 5535/1774, Harav Feivish of Kremenitz, zt”l, mechaber of Mishnas Chachamim 5653/1892, Harav Baruch Hager, zt”l, the Imrei Baruch of…

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This Day in History – December 13/15 Kislev

Yahrtzeiten 3954/193, Rabi Yehudah Hanasi, son of Rabi Shimon ben Gamliel and mesader of the Mishnah 5521/1760, Harav Avraham ibn Ezra (the second), zt”l, mechaber of Batei Knesiyos 5572/1811, Harav…

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This Day in History – December 12/14 Kislev

In 5605/1844, the Czar of Russia provided for the establishment of Jewish schools and seminaries. In 5702/1941, the Nazis placed the Jews of Poland outside the law and beyond protection…

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This Day in History – December 11/13 Kislev

In 5522/1761, the Jews of Mogilev perished, victims of mass murder. Yahrtzeiten 5338/1577, Harav Azariah Min Ha’adumim, zt”l, mechaber of Meor Einayim 5618/1857, Harav Shlomo Zalman Yosef Frankel, Rav of…

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This Day in History – December 10/12 Kislev

Yahrtzeiten 5334/1573, Harav Shlomo Luria, zt”l, the Maharshal of Lublin, 5517/1756, Harav Yitzchak Shmuel Lampronti, zt”l, mechaber of Pachad Yitzchak 5657/1896, Harav Naftali Schwartz , Rav of Mahd, zt”l 5665/1904,…

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This Day in History – December 11/9 Kislev

In 5703/1942, 7,000 Jews of Minsk were executed by the Nazis, Hy”d. Yahrtzeiten 5495/1734, Harav Yehoshua Katz, Rav in Cracow, zt”l 5523/1762, Harav Yaakov Yitzchok Halevi of Pressburg, zt”l, mechaber…

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This Day in History – December 6/8 Kislev

In circa 3320, Yehoyakim Hamelech tossed Megillas Eichah, written by Baruch, the talmid of Yirmiyahu Hanavi, into the fire. A taanis tzaddikim was established commemorating the events of this day.…

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This Day in History – December 5/76 Kislev

3758, the wicked King Hordos (Herod) died. This day is commemorated in Megillas Taanis as a yom tov. Yahrtzeiten 5470/1709, Harav Aryeh Leib of Amsterdam, zt”l, mechaber of Pnei Aryeh…

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This Day in History – December 4/6 Kislev

In 5382/1621, the Shelah Hakadosh arrived in Eretz Yisrael. After he arrived he first visited Tzfas, and then went to Yerushalayim, where he served as Rav and Rosh Yeshivah of…

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This Day in History – December 3/5 Kislev

5258/1497, the Jews were expelled from Portugal by order of King Manuel I. The actual decree of expulsion was announced earlier, but the grace period ended on this day Yahrtzeits…

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This Day in History – December 2/4 Kislev

In 3411/, the last prophecy of the last Navi, Zecharia, was that the Jews should not mourn on Tishah B’Av during the era of the second Beis Hamikdash. In 5287/1526,…

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This Day in History – November 28/Cheshvan 30

30 Cheshvan Yahrtzeiten 5607/1846 – Harav Tzvi Hersh of Rimanov, zt”l 5767/2006 Harav Eliezer Yehudah Waldenberg, Zt”l, the Tzitz Eliezer Harav Eliezer Yehudah Waldenberg was born in Yerushalayim on 3…

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This Day in History – 29 Cheshvan/November 27

In 4402/641, following the Arab capture of Egypt, Jews were again permitted to live in Alexandria. (The Egyptian Jewish community was already 1000 years old by that time.) Yahrtzeiten 5600/1839,…

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This Day in History – 28 Cheshvan/November 26

28 Cheshvan In 1593, anti-Jewish riots erupted in Bucharest, Romania, costing many Jewish lives, Hy”d. Yahrtzeiten 5024/1263, Rabbeinu Yonah, zt”l, the Chassid of Girondi 5447/1686, Harav Zev Wolf, zt”l, Rav…

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This Day in History – 27 Cheshvan/November 25

27 Cheshvan In 1657, “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…

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This Day in History – 24 Cheshvan/November 22

In 5701/1940, the SS Patria, with 1,900 desperate immigrants aboard, blew up and sank in Haifa port. Two hundred Jews drowned. Hy”d. Yahrtzeiten 5524/1763, Harav Gedalya of Zalkaa, zt”l 5663/1902,…

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This Day in History – 23 Cheshvan/November 21

In 3598, the stones that gentiles set up in the Beis Hamikdash during the rule of the Greeks were removed. In 5699/1938, the Italian anti-Semitic code was published. Yahrtzeiten 5538/1777,…

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