October 17, 1808- The Jews who resided in Warsaw were stripped of all their political rights.



October 22, 1973- A cease-fire resolution was passed by the U.N. Security Council to halt the Yom Kippur War. Shuttle diplomacy by Henry Kissinger compelled Israel and Egypt to accept the cease-fire. Fighting, however, would continue for another four days. In the war, Israel suffered the loss of 2,600 soldiers and 800 tanks. Four years later, Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat would visit Jerusalem and announce his readiness to forge a permanent
peace deal.

 

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יתרוֹ (Yitro)

 

 

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Yom Rishon, 14 Shevat, 5779

Sunday, January 20, 2019

 

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