This Day in History

This Day in History – 3 Teves/December 11

3 Teves Yahrtzeiten 5625/1865, Harav Avraham Brandwein of Stretin, zy”a 5670/1909, Harav Yaakov Hakohen Gadisha, zt”l, Rav of Djerba, Tunisia 5739/1978, Harav Chaim Shmuelevitz, zt”l, Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim…

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This Day in History – 2 Teves/December 10

2 Teves In 3400, “And Esther was taken to King Achashverosh, to his palace … He placed the royal crown on her head and made her queen in Vashti’s stead”…

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This Day in History – 29 Kislev/December 7

29 Kislev In 5561/1800, two years after the Baal Hatanya’s previous arrest and liberation he was arrested a second time; again, the charges were that his teachings undermined the imperial…

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This Day in History – 28 Kislev/December 6

28 Kislev Yahrtzeiten 5509/1748, Harav Mordechai Tzahalon of Livorno, zt”l 5546/1785, Harav Uziel Meizlish, zt”l 5645/1884, Harav Anshel Lichtenstein of Starnard, zt”l 5686/1925, Harav Baruch Dovid Twersky, Rebbe of Klinkowitz,…

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This Day in History – 27 Kislev/December 5

In 1657, the 40 days and nights of rainfall that covered the face of earth with water during the Mabul ended on this date (according to Rabi Eliezer). Yahrtzeiten 5548/1787,…

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This Day in History – 26 Kislev/December 4

26 Kislev In 4856/1095, the First Crusade was proclaimed. As they trekked toward Eretz Yisrael, the crusaders killed tens of thousands of Jews all across Europe. Yahrtzeiten 4959/1198, Harav Avraham…

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This Day in History – 25 Kislev/December 3

25 Kislev First day of Chanukah In 2450, the Mishkan was completed. It was not assembled, however, until three months later. In 3622, the Maccabees liberated the Beis Hamikdash in…

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This Day in History – 22 Kislev/November 30

22 Kislev In 5118/1357, Charles IV issued letters of protection for the Jews of Strasbourg. Two years later, mobs burned 1,000 Jews, Hy”d, and forced many others to convert, R”l.…

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This Day in History 21 Kislev/November 29

In 5505/1744, Austrian forces massacred many Jews in Prague, Hy”d. Yahrtzeiten 5531/1770, Harav Binyamin Rappaport, zt”l, Rav of Kalisch 5596/1835, Harav Yaakov Koppel Charif, zt”l, Rav of Verbau 5615/1854, Harav…

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This Day in History 20 Kislev/November 28

In 5557/1796, the first edition of the Tanya was printed. Yahrtzeiten 5535/1774, Harav Feivish of Kremenitz, zt”l, mechaber of Mishnas Chachamim 5598/1837, Harav Dov Beirish of Ushpitzin, zt”l, mechaber of…

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This Day in History: 19 Kislev/November 27

19 Kislev In 5559/1798, Harav Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the Baal Hatanya, was released from imprisonment in the Peter-Paul fortress in Petersburg, where he had been held for 53 days…

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This Day in History – 18 Kislev/November 26

18 Kislev In 5554/1793, the Jews of Strasbourg, France, were forbidden to circumcise their infants, to wear beards, or to own Hebrew books. In 5679/1918, Polish forces attacked the Jews…

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This Day in History – 15 Kislev/November 23

15 Kislev Yahrtzeiten 3954/193, Rabi Yehuda Hanasi, zy”a, mesader of the Mishnayos, son of Rabi Shimon ben Gamliel 5521/1760, Harav Avraham Ibn Ezra (the second), zt”l, mechaber of Batei Knesiyos…

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This Day in History – 14 Kislev/November 22

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

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This Day in History – 13 Kislev/November 21

In 5522/1761, the Jews of Mogilev perished in a mass murder. Yahrtzeiten 5694/1933, Harav Yisrael, Rebbe of Chortkov, zy”a 5702/1941, Harav Yechiel Mechel of Horodenka and his son Harav Baruch,…

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This Day in History – 12 Kislev/November 20

12 Kislev Yahrtzeiten 5334/1573, Harav Shlomo Luria of Lublin, the Maharshal, zt”l 5601/1840, Harav Avraham Dov Auerbach, Rav of Avritch, the Bas Ayin, zt”l 5657/1896, Harav Naftali Schwartz, Rav of…

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This Day in History – 11 Kislev/November 19

11 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 Yitzchak Halevi of Pressburg,…

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This Day in History – 8 Kislev/November 16

8 Kislev Circa 3320, King Yehoyakim burned Megillas Eichah, written by Baruch, the talmid of Yirmiyahu Hanavi. A taanis tzaddikim was established commemorating the events of this day. Yahrtzeiten 5429/1668,…

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This Day in History – 7 Kislev/November 15

7 Kislev Yahrtzeiten 5470/1709, Harav Aryeh Leib of Amsterdam, zt”l, mechaber of Pnei Aryeh 5542/1781, Harav Aron Epstein of Cracow, zt”l 5573/1812, Harav Dovid Sinzheim, zt”l, Rav of France 5684/1923,…

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This Day in History – November 14, 2018

5757/1996, Harav Yechezkel Shraga Landau, Zt”l, the Veretzky Rav Harav Yechezkel Shraga Landau was born in 5662/1902 to his father, Harav Yitzchak Meir, Rav in Chust, and his mother, Chava Leah,…

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