67- The Jews totally destroyed a major legion of the Roman army of Cestius Gallus in Yerushalayim, 1 1/2 years before Churban Bayit Sheini. The day was celebrated as a Yom Tov.

 

October 17, 1165- The Rambam left Yerushalayim to visit and daven at the Meorat HaMachpelah, (the Cave of the Patriarchs), the holy Jewish burial site in Chevron / Hebron. He declares the day a Yom Tov for his family and makes a seudat hoda'ah.

 

October 30, 1759- A severe earthquake hits the Galil.

 

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שׁפטים (Shoftim)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Shabbat, 7 Elul, 5778

Saturday, August 18, 2018

 

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