October 23, 1396- Jews in Austria had their civil rights suspended.

 

November 8, 1944- Chana Senesh was executed in Budapest. Chana Senesh, (1921-1944), was a young Israeli woman who volunteered to parachute behind Nazi lines on behalf of the British Army. She spent three months in Yugoslavia working with partisan resistance fighters, but was caught by the Germans, when she attempted to cross the border into Hungary. She was tortured for several months, but refused to divulge any information. Chana became a symbol of idealism and self-sacrifice, an image strengthened by the stirring set of poems she left behind. She was executed by firing squad in Budapest on this day, and her remains were later brought to Israel.

 

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נשׂא (Naso)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Chamishi, 10 Sivan, 5778

Thursday, May 24, 2018

 

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