Thanks to Phil Chernofsky of the OU/NCSY Israel Center for Including
This Material in His Remarkable Torah
Tidbits, based on the book Day by Day in Jewish History by Rabbi
Abraham P. Bloch z''l
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Sixth day of Creation,
bears, cows, human being.
Birthday of Kayin and Hevel.
Sarah, Rachel, Chana each prayed for offspring and were answered favorably on Rosh
Yosef was released from prison.
The Jews in Egypt were freed from
slavery (they did not leave the land until Pesach, but...).
brought the first Korban on the new Mizbei'ach, 538 b.c.e.
Ezra read the
Torah to the people, 444 b.c.e.
Jews of Mogilev, Russia attacked during
Yahrzeit of the Malbim, 1879.
Daf Yomi was begun, 1923.
First Jewish congregation
established in Stockholm, Sweden, 1775.
Blood-libel in Galatz, Rumania,
Yahrzeit of the Chayei Adam, 1820.
Jewish community of Berlin
was organized, 1671.
Germany occupied Lukow, Poland, killing many Jews.
The wealthy Jewish community of
Venice was sacked and impoverished, 1570. (That the success of Jews irks our
non-Jewish neighbors goes all the way back to Yitzchak Avinu and the people of
The town of Netanya was founded, 1927. (It is named after the same
person that the street on which the Israel
Center is located is named after.)
Operation Hiram was successfully completed, giving Israel effective control of
the Galil, 1948.
The fourth Rabban Gamliel was
removed from office by the Romans, thereby ending the last vestiges of Jewish
Saladin captured Jerusalem from the Crusaders, and allowed Jews
to return to the City after an absence of 88 years, 1187.
The British White
Paper, restricting Jewish immigration and purchase of land was published, 1930.
Traditional Yahrzeit of Shimon HaTzadik. (His Kever is in Jerusalem and makes a meaningful short
of Lower Bavaria expelled, 1450.
Yahrzeit of the Abrabanel, 1508.
Warsaw's Jews to move into the ghetto, 1940.
Last transport of Austrian Jews
left for Theresienstadt, 1942.
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