c  1566 BCE- Birthday of Shimon, second son of Yaakov Avinu and Leah, and the progenitor of the Israelite Shevet / tribe of Shimon. According to another opinion, he was born and was Nftar (died) on 21 Tevet. He was Nftar on 28 Tevet 2075 - 1686 B.C.E.


January 28, 1808- Jews of Westphalia were given their civil rights.


January 15,1866- Jews of Switzerland were given their civil rights, upon pressure exerted by the United States, interceding on behalf of its American Jewish citizens.


January 10, 1948- Kefar Szold was invaded by the Arab Liberation Army.

 

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ויצא (Vayetze)

 

 

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Yom Shabbat, 9 Kislev, 5779

Saturday, November 17, 2018

 

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