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
This Day in Jewish
Germany decreed that passports of
Jews were to be marked with a J, 1939.
Hundreds of Jews in Cracow were killed
during Hakafot, 1555.
Major attack in the Negev by
Alexander I appointed a commission to help improve Jewish life in
Russia, 1802. Israeli navy acquired its first submarine, 1958.
Casimir III of
Poland renews Jewish privileges, 1334.
Jews of Tunis and Tripoli
Sh'chita banned in Italy, 1938.
First Jewish deportees left
Vienna and Bohemia, 1939.
Columbus discovered in America,
3,400 Jews of
Galicia executed by Nazis, 1941.
Decorating the outside of a shul was forbidden
in Sicily, 1366.
Censorship of Jewish books in
Jordan entered the Yom Kippur war, 1973.
Eliezer Ben Yehuda and
friends decide to speak Hebrew exclusively, marking the beginning of the revival
of the language in modern times, 1881.
JFoundation stone of the Knesset
Major fighting between Egypt and Israel resumed, 1948.
Nazi plan for
ghettoizing Jews in all big cities announced by Goering, 1938.
cleared Jews of the charge of killing Jesus, 1964.
Dreyfus was first arrested,
First mass deporting of German Jews to Eastern European ghettos, 1941.
Political rights of Warsaw's
Jews suspended, 1808.
Torquemada appointed Inquisitor-General, 1483.
"Zionism is racism", 1975.
- 200 Jews massacred in Germany, 1298.
- British White Paper, 1930.
Israeli forces sank Egypt's King
Farouk (a ship), 1948.
6,300 Jews of Baden deported by the Nazis, 1940.
fire between Israel and Egypt, Yom Kippur war, 1973.
- Jews of Barbados forbidden to
engage retail trade, 1668 (even there).
- Jews of Rome prohibited from erecting
tombstones, 1625 (looks like they'd tried everything).
- Netanya founded, 1927
(named after the same person that the Israel Center's street is named for).
- 10,000 Jews of the Vilna ghetto executed, 1941.
20,000 Kharkov Jews fall into
Nazi hands, 1941.
Quisling, Nazi head of Norway, executed, 1945.
Nazis prohibit Sh'chita in
Poland supposedly on humanitarian grounds, 1939 (in light of what they were
doing to human beings, this could be the ultimate hypocrisy).
Mobs attack Jews
of Cracow, 1407.
10,000 Jews removed from Kovno
ghetto for execution, 1941.
Birthday of Montefiore, 1784.
- Town of Carmiel in the Galil
founded, 1964 (twinned with Baltimore).
- Bomb in Knesset wounded David Ben Gurion
and four cabinet ministers, 1957.
- Anne Frank deported from
Auschwitz to Belsen, 1944, where she died five months later.
Pogrom in Odessa cost 300 Jewish
Earthquake killed several hundred Tzfat Jews, 1759.
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