This Day in History

This Day in History – 12 Tishrei/October 11

12 Tishrei In 2048, this date was Shlishi l’milah of Avraham Avinu, according to Pirkei D’Rabi Eliezer. As we are taught in the beginning of Parashas Vayeira, Hashem took the…

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This Day in History – 8 Tishrei/October 7

8 Tishrei In 2937, the dedication festivities celebrating the completion of the Beis Hamikdash, built by Shlomo Hamelech, commenced on this date and continued for seven days, including Yom Kippur.…

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This Day in History – 5 Tishrei/October 4

5 Tishrei In 3884, the Tanna Rabi Akiva was arrested by the Romans. He was subsequently tortured and killed al kiddush Hashem on Yom Kippur. The story of his killing,…

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This Day in History – 4 Tishrei/October 3

Yahrtzeiten 5474/1713, Harav Yoel Baal Shem Heilprin, zt”l. 5508/1747, Harav Tzvi Hirsch Halberstadt, the Kos Hayeshuos, zt”l. 5608/1847, Harav Yitzchok Aryeh, the Baal Shem of Michelstadt, zt”l 5620/1859, Harav Nechemia…

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This Day in History – 27 Elul/September 27

27 Elul Fourth day of Creation; Hashem affixed the sun, moon and stars in the sky. In 5468/1708, Peter the Great ordered 13 of his soldiers who participated in anti-Jewish…

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This Day in History – 26 Elul/September 26

26 Elul Second day of Creation: Hashem separated the upper waters and the lower waters. According to the Midrash, Gehinnom was created today as well. In 5108/1348, the Jews of…

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This Day in History – 24 Elul/September 24

24 Elul In 3410, Hashem awakened the spirit of Zerubavel and Yehoshua Ben Yehotzadok to begin the work of building of the Second Beis Hamikdash In 5562/1802, anti-Jewish riots erupted…

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This Day in History – 23 Elul/September 23

In 1656, Noach opened the window of the teivah and dispatched the dove for the second time. “The dove came in to him in the evening, and in her mouth…

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This Day in History – 20 Elul/September 20

20 Elul In 5154/1394, the French King, Charles VI, ordered the expulsion of all Jews. In 5702/1942, the ghetto of Mir was liquidated. Yahrtzeiten 5350/1590, Harav Yehudah Muskato, zt”l, mechaber…

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This Day in History – 19 Elul/September 19

19 Elul In 4949/1189, Rabbeinu Yaakov of Orleans, one of the Baalei Tosafos and a disciple of Rabbeinu Tam, was killed along with many other Jews in London during anti-Semitic…

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This Day in History – 18 Elul/September 18

In 3620, Shimon the Chashmonai was appointed Kohen Gadol and governor of the Jews, marking the beginning of the Chashmona’im dynasty that lasted 206 years, until the destruction of the…

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This Day in History – 17 Elul/September 17

17 Elul Today is a Yom Tov cited in Megillas Taanis, commemorating the removal of the Romans who instituted burdensome taxes on the Jews. In 5699/1939, Germany attacked Poland, marking…

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This Day in History – 16 Elul/September 16

16 Elul In 5700/1940, the Nazis issued a decree forbidding non-Jews to work for Jews. In 5705/1945, Jewish immigrants who had been exiled to Mauritius by the British as “illegals”…

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This Day in History – 13 Elul/September 13

13 Elul In 5455/1695, Jews of New York petitioned the governor for permission to exercise their religion in public. Permission was denied because freedom of religion applied to Christians only.…

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This Day in History – 12 Elul/September 12

12 Elul In 5492/1732, the pope renewed anti-Jewish restrictions on the Roman Jewish community. Yahrtzeiten 5102/1342, Rabbeinu Shimon of Toledo, zt”l, son of the Rosh 5587/1827, Harav Simchah Bunim Bonihart…

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This Day in History – 10 Elul/September 10

10 Elul In 1656/2105 B.C.E., Noach opened the window of the teivah and dispatched a raven to determine if the flood waters had begun to recede (according to Rabi Eliezer).…

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This Day in History – 9 Elul/September 9

9 Elul In 5027/1267, the Ramban arrived in Yerushalayim after being forced to flee his native Spain. He revived the Jewish community there soon after his arrival. In 5151/1391, Jews…

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This Day in History – 6 Elul/September 6

6 Elul In 5700/1940, Italian planes bombed Tel Aviv, killing 117, Hy”d. Yahrtzeiten 5414/1654, Harav Yom-Tov Lipmann Heller, the Tosfos Yom Tov, zt”l 5580/1820, Harav Shabsi, zt”l, Rav of Orla…

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This day in History – 5 Elul/September 5

5 Elul In 5537/1777, the chassidic aliyah led by Harav Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk, Harav Avraham of Kalisk and Harav Yisrael of Polotzk, zy”a, reached Eretz Yisrael. Yahrtzeiten 5353/1593, Harav…

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Odd Side – September 3, 2019

Officer Trying to Rescue Kitten Finds a Bobcat Instead STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) – A New Hampshire police officer says the kitten he was trying to pick up in a parking…

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