c 1476 BCE- The children of Israel received double portions of manna and heard from Moses about the holiness of Shabbat, according to Exodus 16:22-23.

 

May 10, 1882- The Jewish agricultural settlement of Alliance was founded in New Jersey. Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe proposed this settlement as a utopian experiment, with the thought that through agriculture the Jewish people would become emancipated. Ultimately, the Alliance idea failed, as an industrializing, urban America proved to have a more powerful allure than the settlers' plan.

 

May 26, 1905- A pogrom broke out in Minsk, Russia.

 

May 22, 1946- Karl Hermann Frank, the German Nazi official in Czechoslovakia during World War II, was hanged. Frank surrendered to the American army on May 9, 1945 and was extradited and tried in a court in Prague. Following his conviction for war crimes, Frank was sentenced to death and hanged in the courtyard of the Pankrac prison in Prague as 5,000 onlookers witnessed his death.

 

May 20, 1949- Kfar Chabad, a village located five miles south of Tel Aviv, was founded by the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Harav Yosef Yitzchok. The first settlers were mostly recent immigrants from the Soviet Union, survivors of the terrors of World War II and Stalinist oppression. Kfar Chabad, which is located about five miles south of Tel Aviv and includes agricultural lands as well as numerous educational institutions, serves as the headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidic movement in the Holy Land.

 

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Yom Shabbat, 9 Kislev, 5779

Saturday, November 17, 2018

 

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