c 1475 BCE- Miriam, the elder sister of Moses and Aaron, was afflicted with tzaraat, after speaking negatively of Moses, and was quarantined outside of the camp for seven days--as mentioned in Numbers 12. Others cite tomorrow 23 Sivan as the date Miriam was afflicted with tzaraat.

 

1525- The Pope orders Jews of Carpentras, France, to wear distinctive yellow hats.

 

Torah Portion

יתרוֹ (Yitro)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Rishon, 14 Shevat, 5779

Sunday, January 20, 2019

 

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