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12 Shevat

12 Shevat

On this day in 1945, the Russian Army liberated over 2,800 survivors of the Auschwitz extermination camps. All around Europe, other camps were being discovered and the survivors liberated, most of them Jews. But for millions more it was too late. The carnage was so...
11 Shevat

11 Shevat

It was on this day in 1601 that all Hebrew documents, manuscripts and books were confiscated by the Catholic Church and burned. This was a feeble attempt to rid the world of what the Church disagreed with. It could be argued that some of the confiscated commentary and...
10 Shevat

10 Shevat

On this day in 1939, Adolf Hitler announced his intention to exterminate all Jews in the event of a war. By this time, however, Hitler had already determined there was going to be a war and that he was going to destroy Europe’s Jews. We know that he already had their...
9 Shevat

9 Shevat

It was on this day in 1980 that the border between Egypt and Israel was declared open, once again, allowing travelers to follow the ancient “King’s Highway” that connected these two nations. This was a very significant event in the maturing relations between Israel...
8 Shevat

8 Shevat

In times past, today was considered a day of fasting in commemoration of the belief that today marked the end of the period of the Elders who were contemporaries of Joshua. These were the people who witnessed the miracles in the wilderness and the crossing over the...
7 Shevat

7 Shevat

It was on this day in 1930 that the fifth aliyah to the Holy Land began. Perhaps some of you are not familiar with this term, aliyah. It is the Hebrew word that defines immigration to Israel; if someone is going to move to Israel, it is said that they make “aliyah.”...
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