c 1476 BCE- Pharaoh was informed that the Jews had escaped. Following Israel's grand exodus from Egypt, Pharaoh, who only gave official permission for them to to leave for three days, was informed by secret agents whom he sent together with Israelites that they had no intention of returning. Pharaoh decided to mobilize his army and pursue the Israelites, with the intention of bringing them back to Egypt. This led to the drowning of the Egyptians in the Red Sea (see Exodus 14:5).

 

1279- A number of London Jews suffered martyrdom following ritual charges.

 

1464- Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Seville, Spain.

 

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Yom Shabbat, 9 Kislev, 5779

Saturday, November 17, 2018

 

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