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Today in Jewish History – Adar 2

Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1942, Hitler devised a plan for a Museum of Judaism, to remember the dead Jewish religion, culture and people. Millions of Jewish treasures — Torah scrolls, ritual objects, books and art — were looted by the Nazis and taken to warehouses. In Czechoslovakia, the objects were taken to the Jewish Museum… Keep Reading

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Today in Jewish History – Shvat 29

Sponsored by Aish: On this date in 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry, killing all seven crew members aboard, including Israel’s first astronaut, Ilan Ramon. During his 16 days in space, Ramon defied gravity by lifting his country from the morass of terror, by making Jews feel connected and proud. Ramon’s space… Keep Reading

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Today in Jewish History – Shvat 24

Sponsored by Aish.com: In 354 BCE, the prophet Zechariah predicted the rebuilding of Zion, as recorded in the biblical Book of Zechariah (1:7). King Darius of Persia had given permission to rebuild the second Holy Temple, and Zechariah rebuked the people for not quickly taking the opportunity to do so. Keep Reading

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Today in Jewish History – Shvat 15

Sponsored by Aish.com: Today is Tu B’Shvat, the New Year for the Trees. This is technically the day when trees stop absorbing water from the ground, and instead draw nourishment from their sap. In Jewish law, this means that fruit which has blossomed prior to the 15th of Shvat could not be used as tithe… Keep Reading

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Today in Jewish History – Shvat 13

Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1790, France granted full and equal citizenship to Sefardi Jews. (Ashkenazi Jews gained citizenship a year and a half later.) The French Revolution, born of the ideals of Enlightenment, had become the first society to emancipate the Jews, permitting them to enter the highest levels of government and finance. In 1807,… Keep Reading

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