Fourth day of Creation- G-d affixed the sun, moon and stars in the sky.


c 1040 BCE- King Saul and his three sons are killed in the war of Gilboa, four months after Samuel's death.

 

September 13, 1708- Peter the Great ordered 13 of his soldiers who participated in anti-Jewish riots to be hanged.

 

September 15, 1849-  The first shul was established in South Africa.

 

September 12, 1901-  The village of of Gedera, Israel was attacked by Arabs.

 

September 21, 1922-  U.S. President Harding signed a joint resolution of Congress approving the establishment in Palestine of a Jewish Homeland.

 

Torah Portion

שׁפטים (Shoftim)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Shishi, 6 Elul, 5778

Friday, August 17, 2018

 

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