c 1476 BCE- Egyptian plague of sh'chin (boils).

 

November 13, 1757- Volumes of the Talmud were burned in Kamenetz-Podolsk, Russia. The instigators were followers of Jacob Frank, a Jewish merchant who claimed to be the messiah and successor of the false messiah, Shabbatai Tzvi.  Frank's followers broke away from Judaism and created a new religion known as the Frankists, a quasi-Jewish, quasi-Christian religion.  The local bishop held a debate between the rabbis and the Frankists; when the bishop decided that the rabbis lost the debate, he ordered them to pay a fine and to burn all copies of the Talmud in the district.

 

November 28, 2008- Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg, were among 200 people killed when terrorists attacked Mumbai, India.

 

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Today is

Yom Sh'lishi, 3 Elul, 5778

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

 

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