c 2267 BCE-  On the 301st day of the great Flood, Noah opened the window of the Ark and sent out the dove for the second time.  This time, the dove stayed away all day; "the dove came in to him in the evening, and in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off; and Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth" (Genesis 8:10-11).

 

1553- A monk who converted to Judaism was burned at the stake in Rome.

 

September 18, 1862- Rabbi Jacob Frankel appointed first Jewish chaplain in the U.S. army.

 

September 15, 1941-  The Nazis murdered eight thousand Jews from Golina, Slupca and Konin, in the Biskupi Vygoda forest in Poland. Many of them were shot while many more were burned alive.

 

September 23, 1943- After hearing an order from the Gestapo to gather at the gate of the ghetto, the Jews of Tuczyn, Ukraine burned down their own homes to keep them from the murderers. They Jews fought a fierce battle. Many of the Jews who fled the certain death were caught by local Ukrainian farmers and returned to the Nazis. Only fifteen Jews from the Tuczyn ghetto survived the war.

 

September 23, 1943- The Vilna Ghetto was liquidated.

 

September 11, 2001-  A series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States killed nearly 3,000 victims in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania.

 

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וירא (Vayera)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Rishon, 12 Cheshvan, 5779

Sunday, October 21, 2018

 

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