Wednesday, May 22, 2019
This Day in Jewish History

This Day in Jewish History

On January 5, 1826, a historic bill concerning the Jewish community was passed in Maryland.
Today the doctors’ plot serves both as an example of life in Stalin’s Russia—a paranoid place of plots—and his attitude towards Jews.
The Golani Brigade is the oldest, and one of the most respected, brigades in the Israeli Defense Forces.
When Chagall met with Hadassah heads to discuss the commission, he had always hoped to be called upon to serve the Jewish community in such a way.
When Jewish scientist Jonas Salk first invented his polio vaccine, he was celebrated as a miracle worker by the international community.
It was early morning when little Miriam Monsonego was readying to enter her school, the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school in Toulouse, France.
The story of the Four Chaplains has gone down in history as one of the most moving moments from World War II, combining selflessness and spirituality.
On February 13, 1955, Israel acquired four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls through a private sale.
This week marks the anniversary of the Kishinev pogrom, an anti-Jewish riot that left 49 Jewish citizens dead, over 500 wounded and 2,000 families homeless.
Seventeen years ago, two IDF helicopters crashed into one another, killing 73 Israeli soldiers.


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