1475 BCE- According to Seder Olam Rabbah [a Jewish text on the history of the world], Egypt was afflicted by the first of the Ten Plagues, blood.


1476 BCE- Tzelofechad was caught gathering wood on Shabbat in the wilderness (Numbers 15:32-36). This marked the first public violation of Shabbat.


1476 BCE- G-d ordered Moses to take a census of the Children of Israel.


996 BCE- King Solomon began the construction of the first Temple (1 Kings 6:1).


533 BCE- The foundation of the second Temple was laid (Ezra 3:8-10).


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Today is

Yom Shabbat, 26 Kislev, 5784 - 2nd day of Chanukkah

Saturday, December 09, 2023


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