1648- Khmelnytsky's Cossacks murdered Harav Shimshon of Ostropolia, together with 300 community members, and massacred 10,000 Jews in Polnoa (today located in the Ukraine).

 

1881 - Mass immigration of Russian Jews to the United States began, following many progroms throughout Russia.

 

Torah Portion

וירא (Vayera)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Rivi'i, 15 Cheshvan, 5779

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

 

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