290- The Romans removed the last Nasi, Rabban Gamliel (the fourth), from office, destroying the last vestiges of Jewish self-government after the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple.

 

1187- Saladin, with his Muslim army, captured Jerusalem from the Crusaders and allowed Jews to return to the city after an absence of 88 years.

 

1366- King Frederick III of Sicily forbade decorating the outside of shuls [places of Jewish study].

 

October 20, 1930- The British White Paper restricting Jewish rights in Palestine and which caused the Jewish people untold trouble, was published.

 

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Today is

Yom Rishon, 11 Nisan, 5780

Sunday, April 05, 2020

 

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