Monday, July 22, 2019
This Day in Jewish History

This Day in Jewish History

When Jewish scientist Jonas Salk first invented his polio vaccine, he was celebrated as a miracle worker by the international community.
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.
It was early morning when little Miriam Monsonego was readying to enter her school, the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school in Toulouse, France.
On March 17, 1992, the Israeli embassy in Argentina was attacked, in an act of terrorism that has gone down in history as one of the worst 20th century assaults against a Jewish site.
With inside knowledge that the Krakow ghetto was set to be liquidated, Schindler famously instructed his workers not to go home that evening.
Carbon-14 was discovered by a pair of UC Berkley scientists with two major things in common—a passion for chemistry, and Judaism.
The image of a group of US soldiers raising an American flag over Iwo Jima needs little introduction.
The Golani Brigade is the oldest, and one of the most respected, brigades in the Israeli Defense Forces.
The Black Death—the 14th century global pandemic—killed somewhere between 75 million and 200 million people.
The Knesset, Israel’s main body of parliament, is a relatively young institution as far as government agencies go.

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