70 CE- Titus attacked the walls of the second Holy Temple with battering rams.

 

July 26, 1267- Pope Clement IV established the abhorrent Inquisition in Rome.

 

1274- Pope Gregory X banned blood-ritual charges against the Jews.

 

1806 - Last execution of the Inquisition in Peru.

 

July 26, 1941 - The Nazi SS killed 250 Jews from Horodec, Poland. On that same day, a transport with 988 Jews left Vienna for the Theresienstadt murder camp in Czechoslovakia. Also on the same day, the Nazis murdered 1,700 Jews in Drohiczyn, Ukraine.

 

July 16, 1942- French police rounded up over 30,000 Jews, including 4,500 children, for deportation to Auschwitz.  Only 30 adults survived.

 

Torah Portion

כּי תצא (Ki Tetze)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Sheni, 9 Elul, 5778

Monday, August 20, 2018

 

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