This Day in History

This Day in History – 7 Tammuz/June 20

In 4856/1096, throngs of Jews were massacred by the Crusaders in the city of Cologne, Hy”d. In 5130/1370, one hundred and thirty Jews were killed al kiddush Hashem in the…

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This Day in History – 6 Tammuz/June 19

6 Tammuz In 5552/1792, the Jews of Ostroha were saved during the Russian-Polish war. The kehillah established this day as “Purim Ostroha” to commemorate the miracle. In 5701/1941, the city…

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This Day in History – 5 Tammuz/June 18

5 Tammuz In 5528/1768, during the Haidamack uprising against the Russian government, approximately 50,000 Ukrainian Jews were killed in the city of Uman and the surrounding area, Hy”d. Yahrtzeiten 5575/1815,…

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This Day in History – 2 Tammuz/June 15

2 Tammuz In 4856/1096, the Crusaders arrived in the city of Weltzk, assembled all the Jews and led them to their deaths. Hy”d. Yahrtzeiten 2310, according to most opinions, Yosef…

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This Day in History

1 Tammuz According to Rabi Shimon in Bava Metziah 106:2, this day is the onset of the summer season In 5151/1391, many Jews were killed by a rioting mob in…

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This Day In History – 30 Sivan/June 13

Yahrtzeiten 5341/1581, Harav Moshe Najara, zt”l, student of the Arizal and mechaber of Lekach Tov on Rashi 5609/1849, Harav Chaim Kitza of Irsha, zt”l, mechaber of Otzar Chaim 5668/1908, Harav…

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This Day In History – 29 Sivan/June 12

29 Sivan In 2450, Moshe Rabbeinu sent the meraglim to Eretz Yisrael In 5701/1941, within a few days of their effort to invade Russian occupied territory, the Nazis overran Vilna,…

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This Day In History – 28 Sivan/June 11

28 Sivan In 1656, the 40-day rain period during the mabul came to an end, according to Rabi Yehoshua. In 3448, after the victory of Geviha ben Pesisa three days…

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25 Sivan In 4981/1221, the Jews of Erfurt, Germany, were massacred al kiddush Hashem. Hy”d. Yahrtzeiten 5581/1821, Harav Shmuel of Brod, zt”l, son of the Pnei Yehoshua 5646/1886, Harav Chaim…

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This Day In History – 24 Sivan/June 7

24 Sivan Yahrtzeiten 5586/1826, Harav Shmuel Margulies of Stanov, zt”l 5642/1882, Harav Yaakov Yitzchok, Rebbe of Blendov, zy”a 5687/1927, Harav Massoud HaKohen Alchadad, zt”l, mechaber of Koach Maasov and Bircas…

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This Day In History 23 Sivan/June 6

In 5558/1798, numerous Jews were murdered in Pesaro, Italy, following the retreat of Napoleon’s army. The community observed a fast to mark the event. Yahrtzeiten 5285/1525, Harav Avraham Mintz of…

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This Day In History 22 Sivan/June 5

22 Sivan In 2450/1311 B.C.E., according to the Gemara (Ta’anis 29), the incident of kivros hataavah ended today; also, Miriam was afflicted with tzaraas. Others cite tomorrow, 23 Sivan, as…

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This Day In History – 21 Sivan/June 4

21 Sivan In 2450, Miriam Hanevia was afflicted with tzaraas, according to Seder Olam, after speaking lashon hara about Moshe Rabbeinu. She was quarantined outside of the machaneh for seven…

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This Day In History – 18 Sivan/June 1

18 Sivan Yahrtzeiten 5411/1651, Harav Avraham Hakohen Rappaport, zt”l, mechaber of Eisan Ha’ezrachi 5603/1843, Harav Yissochor Dov, the Saba Kadisha of Radoshitz, zt”l 5696/1936, Harav Yerucham Levovitz, zt”l, Mashgiach of…

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This Day In History – 17 Sivan/May 31

17 Sivan Today marks the beginning of the summer season, according to Rabi Meir (Bava Metzia 106:2). In 1656/2105 B.C.E., according to Rabi Eliezer (Rosh Hashanah 11), the ark of…

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This Day In History – 16 Sivan/May 30

In 5476/1716, the first substantial Jewish settlement in Massachusetts was established. In 5701/1941, Vichy (Nazi-collaborationist French) planes bombed Tel Aviv, killing 21 Jews, Hy”d. Yahrtzeiten 5628/1868, Harav Menachem Mendel Kalisch,…

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This Day In History – 15 Sivan/May 29

15 Sivan In 4859/1099, the accursed Crusaders laid siege to Yerushalayim. As they conquered the city, the Crusaders massacred almost the entire population of the city, including its Jews. The…

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This Day In History – 14 Sivan/May 28

14 Sivan In 5270/1510, Germany’s emperor rescinded an order to burn all the sefarim found in Cologne and Frankfurt. In 5348/1588, 24 Jews were burned at the stake al kiddush…

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This Day In History – 11 Sivan/May 25

11 Sivan In 5318/1558, Germany’s kaiser restricted certain rights that had previously been given to the Jews by the government. Yahrtzeiten 5679/1919, Harav Shmuel Rosenberg, zt”l, Rav of Unsdorf, the…

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This Day In History 10 Sivan/May 24

Yahrtzeiten 5571/1811, Harav Yishmael HaKohen zt”l, Rav of Modina, mechaber of Zera Emes 5574/1814, Harav Binyamin Zev Wolf Boskowitz, zt”l, of Kelen, mechaber of Seder Lemishne 5654/1894, Harav Moshe, Rebbe…

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