1099- The Crusaders under Godfrey de Bouillon captured Jerusalem from the Muslims.

 

1655- Bogodan Khmelnytsky and his Cossack hordes massacred the Jews of Vilna.

 

Torah Portion

עקב (Ekev)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Rivi'i, 20 Av, 5779

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

 

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