1298- The Rindfleisch massacres claimed 200 Jewish lives.

 

October 17, 1975- The United Nations voted to equate Zionism with Racism. Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Chaim Herzog, noted the irony of the vote coming (on the English calendar) exactly 37 years after Kristallnacht.

 

November 5, 1995- Yitzchak Rabin, Commander-in-Chief of the IDF during the Six Day War and later Prime Minister of Israel, was assassinated.

 

Torah Portion

שׁפטים (Shoftim)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Shishi, 6 Elul, 5778

Friday, August 17, 2018

 

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