c 1476 BCE- The people of Israel paused at Marah, [literally "bitter," because the water there was bitter], two days after crossing the Red Sea. The people complained and Moses miraculously made the waters turn sweet.

 

c 519 BCE- Daniel saw a vision by the Euphrates (Daniel 10:2). The verse says, "On the shore of the Tigris river, a man clothed in linen - his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches" (Daniel 10:4-12).

 

1615- Christians in France were forbidden, under pain of death, to shelter or converse with Jews, by order of Louis XIII.

 

Torah Portion

וירא (Vayera)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Rishon, 12 Cheshvan, 5779

Sunday, October 21, 2018

 

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