This Day in History

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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This Day in History – 22 Cheshvan/November 20

In 5057/1296, Jewish physicians were barred from treating Christians in Sicily. In 5705/1944, Nazi deportation of Budapest Jews began. Yahrtzeiten 5417/1656, Harav Moshe Lima, zt”l, mechaber of Chelkas Mechokek 5398/1637,…

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This Day in History – 21 Cheshvan/November 19

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

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This Day in History – 20 Cheshvan/November 18

20 Cheshvan Yahrtzeiten 4949/1188, Rabbeinu Avraham, zt”l, the Raavad, mechaber of the Eshkol 5648/1887, Harav Meshulam Yissachar Horowitz, Rav of Stanislav, zt”l, mechaber of Bar Levai 5681/1920 Harav Shlomo Zalmina…

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This Day in History – 17 Cheshvan/November 15

17 Cheshvan Yahrtzeiten 5357/1596, Harav Avraham Rappaport, zt”l, mechaber of Minchah Belulah 5584/1823, Harav Yaakov Kopel of Tismenitz, zt”l 5597/1836, Harav Mordechai Zev Orenstein, zt”l, Rav of Lvov 5664/1903, Harav…

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This Day in History – 16 Cheshvan/November 14

16 Cheshvan In 5702/1941, 15,000 Jews were massacred in Rowno, Poland. Hy”d. In 5710/1949, Operation Magic Carpet, to bring Yemenite Jews to Israel, began. Most were forced to abandon their…

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This Day in History – 15 Cheshvan/November 13

in 2979, Yeravam Ben Nevat ascended to Beis-El in a pilgrimage that he invented, a month after Sukkos. Ido Hanavi warned that his altar would be destroyed, and so it…

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This Day in History – 14 Cheshvan/November 12

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

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This Day In History – 13 Cheshvan/November 11

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 – 10 Cheshvan/November 8

10 Cheshvan Yahrtzeiten 1656, 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 entered…

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