1656- Spinoza was excommunicated by the Jewish community of Amsterdam.

 

1833- The British House of Commons voted in favor of the emancipation of the Jews while the House of Lords refused to do so for another 11 years.

 

Torah Portion

שׁפטים (Shoftim)

 

 

or view this week's triennial cycle reading.

Today is

Yom Rivi'i, 4 Elul, 5778

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

 

Learn more about this date in history.