Erev Rosh Hashana (no shofar today)

The shofar is not sounded on the day before Rosh Hashana, to separate between the shofar soundings of the month of Elul (which are a minhag, or "custom") and the Rosh Hashana soundings, which are a biblically ordained mitzvah (a divine commandment).

 

The fifth day of Creation: G-d created fish, all marine life and birds.  He also created the sea giant Leviathan.

 

c 587 BCE- The false prophet Hananiah ben Azur died within the year, as Jeremiah had foretold. (see Jeremiah 28) Hananiah prophesied the Jews' victory within two years and the return of the dispersed Israelites and the Temple utensils instead of their captivity by Nebuchadnezzar.

 

1791- The Jews in France were emancipated.

 

September 20, 1933- The Jewish Palestine Philharmonic Society was founded.

 

September 13, 1939-  Nazi Germany occupied Miclec, Poland, killing its entire Jewish population.

 

September 11, 1942-  The nine day processes of liquidating the Polish Lida Ghetto and its 10,000 Jews began. Scores of Jews were murdered on the spot. The rest were deported to the Treblinka murder camp.

 

September 11, 1942-  8,000 Jews of the Stolin ghetto were killed in Stasino, about 3 miles from Stolin.

 

Torah Portion

כּי תצא (Ki Tetze)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Sheni, 9 Elul, 5778

Monday, August 20, 2018

 

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