1210- English Jews were imprisoned by King John.

 

1553- Cardinal Peter Caraffa, head of the Inquisition under Pope Julius III and the future Pope Paul IV, burned Jewish Sifrei Kodesh and many copies of the Talmud in the plaza of the city Venice, after burning Sifrei Kodesh in Rome the previous Rosh Hashana.

 

October 23, 1760- The first Siddur was printed in the United States.

 

October 30, 1944- Anne Frank was deported from Auschwitz to Bergen Belsen, where she was murdered by the Nazis 5 months later.

 

Torah Portion

שׁפטים (Shoftim)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Rivi'i, 4 Elul, 5778

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

 

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