August 8, 1809- A group of 70 Pharisaic students of the Vilna Gaon arrived in the Land of Israel. The group, led by HaRAv Yisroel of Shklov experienced many hardships.


August 10, 1920- The Turkish government renounced its sovereignty over the Land of Israel and recognized the British Mandate.


August 9, 1942- In the first mass deportation of Jews to the gas chambers, 10,000 Jews were sent from the ghetto of Borislav, Ukraine to Belsen.


August 9, 1942- 200 young Jews escaped from the Mir, Poland ghetto and fought the Nazis from a base in the forest.


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Today is

Yom Sh'lishi, 30 Shevat, 5780

Tuesday, February 25, 2020


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