August 21, 1321- The Jews of Chinon, France were accused of poisoning the wells (to cause an epidemic in the Christian community). 160 Jews were burned at the stake on a nearby island, which was then called Ile des Juifs (island of the Jews).


August 23, 1447- The Jews of Poland and Lithuania were granted a Charter of Rights.


August 29, 1555- Pope Julius III ordered the confiscation and burning of all copies of the Talmud because it contained "anti Christian statements."


August 29, 1555-  First printing of the Shulchan Aruch, (Code of Jewish Law), authored by Rabbi Yosef Karo (1488-1575) was completed in the Holy Land near Tzfat.


1796- The Jews of Balogna, Italy were granted equal rights.


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Yom Shabbat, 26 Kislev, 5784 - 2nd day of Chanukkah

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