1523- First printed edition of Tzror HaMor, commentary on Chumash by HaRav Avraham Sebag was published in Venice. HaRav Sebag had been expelled from Spain in 1492, and made the unfortunate choice of fleeing to Portugal. Their he was persecuted, his two sons were taken from him and forcibly baptized. He buried his manuscripts to save them from confiscation and destruction. (Unfortunately, he never saw them again). After his release from prison, HaRav Sebag made his way to Africa where he managed to rewrite some of his works. It was this edition of Tzror HaMor that was published in 1523.

 

Feb. 4, 1782- Jewish doctors of Galicia were allowed to treat Christian patients.

 

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Yom Shishi, 6 Elul, 5778

Friday, August 17, 2018

 

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