1278 - Rav Isaac Males was burned at the stake by the Inquisition for allowing the burial of a ger tzedek in the Jewish cemetery. The severity of his punishment was to deter other converts who might feel drawn to Judaism.

 


Jan. 27, 1942- First transport of French Jews to Nazi Germany.

 


Jan. 25, 1953- Pravda article touched off a wave of virulent anti-Semitism throughout Russia.

 

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Yom Shabbat, 20 Iyar, 5779

Saturday, May 25, 2019

 

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