1487- the first printed edition of Sefer Mitzvot Gadol, was printed in Soncino, Italy.


December 31, 1963- Israel's first desalinating water facility opened in Eilat. Israel is inherently poor in water bodies -- about 90% of the land area is dry land, and 60% of the country is covered by the Negev desert. Desalination is a process of producing water from salty and/or contaminated water. Today, Israel's national water company, Mekorot, operates 29 desalination plants, mainly in the south of the country.



December 25, 1977- Menachem Begin met with Anwar Sadat at Ismilia, Egypt.

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Yom Sh'lishi, 8 Sivan, 5778

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

 

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