1264- Anti-Jewish riots erupted in Arnstadt (Germany).

 

1360- Anti-Jewish riots erupted in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland), many Jews were killed and the rest were expelled.

 

1733- Commemorating the defeat of the Persian army, the Jews of Baghdad established a Purim.

 

1748- Empress Maria Theresa revoked the Edict of Expulsion of Bohemian Jews.

 

1796- The Common Council of New York City revoked the license of a non-Jewish butcher for affixing Jewish seals to non-kosher meat. This is the earliest act of legal intervention in protection of kashrut.

 

August 16,1948- Israeli currency became legal tender.

 

August 16, 1948- During the Israeli War of Independence and the siege of Jerusalem, Arabs blew up the Latrun pumping station, cutting off Jerusalem's water supply.

 

August 2, 1990- Iraq invades Kuwait and prompts Allied coalition against it.

 

Torah Portion

תצוּה (Tetzaveh)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Sh'lishi, 5 Adar, 5778

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

 

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