This Day in History

This Day in History – April 1/7 Nissan

7 Nissan In 2449, the Nasi of Shevet Ephraim, Elishamah ben Amihud, brought his korban. In 2489, the 30-day period of mourning for Moshe Rabbeinu came to an end. After…

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This Day in History – March 27/2 Nisan

In 2449, Moshe Rabbeinu carried out the commandment of parah adumah for the first time. In 5252/1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella signed the decree expelling Jews from Spain. It…

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This Day in History – March 26/1 Nisan

The first of Nisan is Rosh Hashanah for melachim and regalim (Rosh Hashanah 2). It is a taanis tzaddikim commemorating the tragic petirah of Nadav and Avihu, as mentioned in…

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This Day in History – March 25/29 Adar

In 5559/1799, Napoleon captured the city of Yaffo. Yahrtzeiten 5626/1866, Harav Shlomo of Radomsk, zt”l, the Tiferes Shlomo 5746/1986, Harav Yaakov Kamenetsky, Zt”l, Rosh Yeshivas Torah Vodaas Harav Yaakov was born…

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This Day in History – March 23/27 Adar

27 Adar In 3365/396 B.C.E., Nevuchadnetzar’s body was removed from its grave by his son, King Ehvil Merodach, and dragged around to humiliate him. Afterward, the new king released Yehoyachin…

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This Day in History – February 26/1 Adar

1 Adar In 5600/1840, in Syria, a priest vanished and the Jewish community was blamed, prompting the imprisonment of the city’s Rav, Harav Yaakov Entebi, zt”l, the seven community elders,…

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This Day in History – February 12/17 Shevat

In 5180/1420, Purim of Saragossa was established because of a miracle in the Jewish community of Saragossa, Spain. Saragossa had 12 kehillos comprised of thousands of Jews. Their minhag was…

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This Day in History – January 29/3 Shevat

In 4762/1002, Jews attending a levayah were attacked in Fostat, Egypt. In 5693/1933, Adolf Hitler, ym”sh, was appointed chancellor of Germany. Yahrtzeiten 5351/1591, Harav Yosef Katz, zt”l, mechaber of She’eiris…

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This Day in History – January 22/25 Teves

In 5319/1559, the first edition of Chovos Halevavos was published in Italy. In 5478/1717, Frankfurt’s Jewish streets and shuls were burned down and many Jewish valuables destroyed or confiscated. This…

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This Day in History – January 8/11 Teves

In 5408/1647, the Jews of Mezhibuzh were saved from a Cossack pogrom during Gezeiros Tach v’Tat, thanks to a Jew by the name of Mordechai, whose wife was Esther. Henceforth,…

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This Day in History – January 1/4 Teves

5700 /1939, Jews were excluded by the Nazis from all employment benefits. Yahrtzeiten 5490/1729, Harav Moshe Zev Bialystock, zt”l, mechaber of Mar’os Hatzovos 5651/1890, Harav Gershon Henoch Leiner of Radzin,…

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This Day in History – December 19/21 Kislev

In 5505/1744, Austrian forces massacred many Jews in Prague, Hy”d. 5705/1944, during WWII, the Satmar Rebbe Harav Yoel Teitelbaum, zt”l, was rescued from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The Satmar kehillah…

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This Day in History – December 18/20 Kislev

In 5557/1796, the first edition of the Tanya was printed. Yahrtzeiten 5535/1774, Harav Feivish of Kremenitz, zt”l, mechaber of Mishnas Chachamim 5653/1892, Harav Baruch Hager, zt”l, the Imrei Baruch of…

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This Day in History – December 13/15 Kislev

Yahrtzeiten 3954/193, Rabi Yehudah Hanasi, son of Rabi Shimon ben Gamliel and mesader of the Mishnah 5521/1760, Harav Avraham ibn Ezra (the second), zt”l, mechaber of Batei Knesiyos 5572/1811, Harav…

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This Day in History – December 12/14 Kislev

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

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This Day in History – December 11/13 Kislev

In 5522/1761, the Jews of Mogilev perished, victims of mass murder. Yahrtzeiten 5338/1577, Harav Azariah Min Ha’adumim, zt”l, mechaber of Meor Einayim 5618/1857, Harav Shlomo Zalman Yosef Frankel, Rav of…

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This Day in History – December 10/12 Kislev

Yahrtzeiten 5334/1573, Harav Shlomo Luria, zt”l, the Maharshal of Lublin, 5517/1756, Harav Yitzchak Shmuel Lampronti, zt”l, mechaber of Pachad Yitzchak 5657/1896, Harav Naftali Schwartz , Rav of Mahd, zt”l 5665/1904,…

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This Day in History – December 11/9 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 Yitzchok Halevi of Pressburg, zt”l, mechaber…

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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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