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

שׁמיני (Sh'mini)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Rishon, 17 Adar II, 5779

Sunday, March 24, 2019

 

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