Tuesday, January 22, 2019
This Day in Jewish History

This Day in Jewish History

“He’s in Israel, and will stand trial here.”
The image of a group of US soldiers raising an American flag over Iwo Jima needs little introduction.
Louis Brandeis’ illustrious legal career, culminating with the US Supreme Court, had incredibly humble beginnings.
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.
Seventeen years ago, two IDF helicopters crashed into one another, killing 73 Israeli soldiers.
On February 13, 1955, Israel acquired four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls through a private sale.
On April 11, troops arrived at Buchenwald. The time was 3:15 pm.
On December 2, 1763, exactly 250 years ago today, the Touro Synagogue was formally dedicated.
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.
On September 29, 1941, the pogrom against Jews known as Babi Yar took place in Kiev.


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