1241- The first pogrom in Frankfurt on the Main took place, when an incited mob destroyed the Jewish Quarter and massacred most of its Jews.

 

1510- Germany's emperor rescinded an order, (issued in 1509), to burn all the seforim (Jewish books) found in Cologne and Frankfurt.

 

1588- 24 Jews were burned at the stake at an auto-da-fe in Barcelona.

 

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לך לך (Lech Lecha)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Shishi, 10 Cheshvan, 5779

Friday, October 19, 2018

 

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