This Day in History

This Day in History – 13 Nisan/April 17

13 Nisan In 2044, the bris milah of Avraham Avinu took place, according to the Midrash. In 3214, King Chizkeyahu was gravely ill. Three days before the fall of Sancheriv,…

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This Day in History – 12 Nisan/April 17

In 2449, the Nasi of the tribe of Naftali, Achira Ben Einan, brought his korban. In 3413, Ezra Hasofer and his followers departed from the Eihu River on their way…

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This Day in History – 11 Nisan/April 16

11 Nisan In 2449, the Nasi of the tribe of Naftali, Achira Ben Einan, brought his Korban. In 2488, at Yehoshua’s behest, all the Yidden who crossed the Yarden performed…

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This Day in History – 10 Nisan/April 15

10 Nisan In 2490, Yehoshua led Bnei Yisrael across the Jordan River. As they approached the river with the aron kodesh carried by the Kohanim, the river split for them.…

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This Day in History – 7 Nisan/April 12

7 Nisan In 2449, the Nasi of Shevet Ephraim, Elishamah ben Amihud, brought his korban. In 2490, the 30-day period of mourning for Moshe Rabbeinu came to an end. After…

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This Day in History – 6 Nisan/April 11

6 Nisan In 2449, the Nasi of Shevet Gad, Elyasaf ben De’uel, brought his korban. Yahrtzeiten 5357/1597, Harav Shmuel Yehudah Mintz, zt”l, the Maharishak 5393/1633, Harav Meir Schiff, zt”l, the…

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This Day in History – 5 Nisan/April 10

In 2449, the Nasi of Shevet Shimon, Shelumiel ben Tzurishadai, brought his korban. In 5561/1801, the community of Karentan, France, was miraculously saved from a blood libel. In 5693/1933, the…

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This Day in History – 4 Nisan/April 9

4 Nisan In 2449, the Nasi of Shevet Reuven, Elitzur ben Shedei’ur, brought his korban. In 5698/1938, anti-Jewish riots erupted in Dabrowa, Poland. Yahrtzeiten 5655/1895, Harav Yochanan Twerski (the first),…

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This Day in History – 3 Nisan/April 8

3 Nisan Yahrtzeiten 5532/1772, Harav Efraim Ashkenazi, zt”l 5582/1822, Harav Binyamin Zev, Rebbe of Zhbariz, zt”l 5730/1970, Harav Yosef Yonah Zvi Halevi Horowitz, zt”l, the Unsdorf-Frankfurter Rav 5645/1885 Harav Leizer…

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This Day in History – 29 Adar II/April 5

29 Adar In 4956/1196, Rabbeinu Yitzchak ben Rabbeinu Asher, a grandson of Riva, was killed together with numerous other Jews because of a blood libel; Hy”d. In 5559/1799, Napoleon captured…

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This Day in History – 28 Adar II/April 4

28 Adar Today is a Yom Tov, as cited in Megillas Taanis. On this date the harsh decrees of the Yevanim that forbade Torah study and the observance of milah…

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This day in History 27 Adar II/April 3

In 5015/1255, the King of Austria granted rights to Jews. Yahrtzeits 5408/1648, Harav Yehudah Aryeh of Vizhnitza, zt”l, 5635/1875, Harav Yosef Shaul Natansohn, zt”l 5757/1997, Harav Moshe Neuschloss, zt”l 5643/1883, Harav…

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This day in History 26 Adar II/April 2

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

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This Day in History – 25 Adar II/April 1

25 Adar Today was the first day of Creation, according to Rabi Yehoshua in Rosh Hashanah 10:2; according to Rabi Eliezer, 25 Elul was the first day. In 3365, Nevuchadnetzar…

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This Day in History – 22 Adar II/March 29

22 Adar II 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…

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This Day in History – 21 Adar II/March 28

21 Adar In 4996/1236, the Jews of Narbonne, France, were saved from a mob. After a Jew quarreled with a wealthy gentile fish merchant, the fish merchant suddenly died. Angry…

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This Day in History – 20 Adar II/March 27

On this date, Choni Hamaagel’s tefillah for rain was answered after a three-year drought in Eretz Yisrael, as mentioned in Maseches Taanis 19. This incident took place during the time…

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This Day in History – 19 Adar II/March 26

19 Adar In 5700/1940, the Arab restriction of the sale of land to Jews in Eretz Yisrael took effect. In 5709/1949, the Jewish army captured Ein Gedi and the war…

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This Day in History – 18 Adar II/March 25

18 Adar Today is Purim Tzana. Purim Tzana, Yemen, was celebrated in commemoration of a great nes that occurred there. The king of Yemen had a son who was very…

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This Day in History – 13 Adar II/March 20

In 3405, the Jews fasted as they battled enemies who wished to destroy them. In commemoration of their fast, a fast day is observed. This year the fast is held…

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