c 1476 BCE- Moses made a covenant with the Jewish people at the foot of Mount Sinai at which the people declared, "All that the LORD has spoken, we shall do and hear" (Exodus 24:7) pledging to observe the Torah's commandments ("naaseh / do") and strive to comprehend them ("nishma / hear"), while pledging to "do" also before they "hear".

 

1728- Rabbis Chaim and Yehoshua Reitzes of Lemberg are charged with bringing a Christian convert back to Judaism and are tortured and executed in Lvov, Poland.

 

1784- The Jews of Warsaw and its environs were expelled.

Torah Portion

שׁמיני (Sh'mini)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Rishon, 17 Adar II, 5779

Sunday, March 24, 2019

 

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