1619- Jews of Prague, having miraculously escaped annihilation during the Thirty Years War, set this as a commemorative fast day, with a festive meal in the evening.

 

October 19, 1888- The Jewish settlement of Gederah was attacked by its Arab neighbors.

 

October 30, 1917- Final British Government approval for Balfour Declaration, calling for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in historic Israel.

 

October 25, 1942- All Jewish men from the age of sixteen years were arrested in Norway. Two hundred and nine Jews are shipped from Oslo to Stettin to Auschwitz.

 

Torah Portion

תצוּה (Tetzaveh)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Rishon, 3 Adar, 5778

Sunday, February 18, 2018

 

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