c 1310 BCE- A special offering was brought including a series of gifts from the tribe of Reuven for the inauguration of the Tabernacle.



1302- Decree passed ordering the Jews of Barcelona to kneel when meeting a priest with the sacraments.



1484- Local farmers, led by monks, attacked the Jewish neighborhood in Arles, France. An unknown number of people were killed, and 50 men were forced to convert to Christianity.

 

1938- Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Dabrowa, Poland.



1948- A civilian convoy of physicians, nurses, and guards, was ambushed by Arab forces on the way to the Hadassah Hospital in the Jewish enclave on Har Hatzofim / Mt. Scopus in Yerushalayim. Of the ten vehicles in the caravan, five escaped. The other five vehicles, however, which included two buses and an ambulance, were riddled with machine gun fire and later set ablaze. Altogether 77 Jewish civilians were massacred on that day. The ambush cut off the hospital from the rest of Israel and forced Hadassah Hospital to relocate to the western part of Yerushalayim, eventually opening a larger medical center in 1961 at Ein Kerem. The Mount Scopus facility would reopen after Yerushalayim was reunited in the 1967 Six-Day War. 

 

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נשׂא (Naso)

 

 

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Yom Sh'lishi, 8 Sivan, 5778

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

 

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