1920- The Supreme Council of the Peace Conference recognized the Balfour Declaration and proclaimed The Land of Israel a mandated territory under British administration.

 

1945- The British army liberates 40,000 inmates at Bergen-Belsen.

 

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שׁפטים (Shoftim)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Chamishi, 5 Elul, 5778

Thursday, August 16, 2018

 

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