c 487 BCE- The Anshei Knesset HaGedolah [the Men of the Great Assembly] weakened the yetzer hara [evil inclination] of arayot [forbidden relationships] after three days of prayer. (Nehemiah 10:28-30)

 

1570- The wealthy Jewish community of Venice was sacked and impoverished.

 

October 23, 1927- The Israeli city of Netanyah was founded in Palestine on a plot of empty land.

 

October 26, 1943- Three thousand Lithuanian Jews of Kaunas were deported to the Klooga murder camp in Estonia.

 

October 30, 1948- Operation Hiram was successfully completed giving Israel effective control of the Galil.

 

Torah Portion

בּהעלתך (Beha'a lot'cha)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Rishon, 13 Sivan, 5778

Sunday, May 27, 2018

 

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