September 8, 1498- Death of Tomas de Torquemada, leader of the dreaded Spanish Inquisition and organizer of the Jewish expulsion from Spain.

 

1939- German forces occupied the town of Piotrkow [Kujawski] (16 miles south of Lodz) where the Jewish population was estimated at 18,000. The first ghetto in Poland was later established there.

 

Torah Portion

וירא (Vayera)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Sheni, 13 Cheshvan, 5779

Monday, October 22, 2018

 

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