June 20, 1567- Jews were not allowed to settle in Brazil, according to a decree issued by Don Henrique, Regent of Brazil.

 

1644- Don Lopez de Veray Alarcón, a Spanish nobleman who became a ger tzedek [righteous gentile] known as Yehuda the Believer, was murdered by the Spanish Inquisition.

 

1826- The last victim of the accursed Inquisition was executed.

 

July 6, 1942-  Jews of the ghetto of Bendin, Poland rose up and rebelled against their captors.

 

Torah Portion

תצוּה (Tetzaveh)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Rishon, 3 Adar, 5778

Sunday, February 18, 2018

 

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