c 1476 BCE- Moses descended Mt Sinai after his second 40-day period of fasting. According to other opinions, this occured on the next day, 29 Av.

 

c 572 BCE- The days of Ezekiel the prophet lying in bed ended. His subsequent prophecy was on 5 Elul.

 

August 22, 1454- Jews were expelled from Moravia, by an order issued by King Ladislaus.

 

1762- The Vaad Arba Aratzos, "The Council of Four Countries", the autonomous governing body of Polish Jewry, met for the last time in Piltz.

 

Torah Portion

יתרוֹ (Yitro)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Rivi'i, 17 Shevat, 5779

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

 

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