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

חקת (Chukat)-בּלק (Balak)



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Yom Shabbat, 12 Tammuz, 5780

Saturday, July 04, 2020 - Independence Day (USA)


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