Wednesday, April 24, 2019
This Day in Jewish History

This Day in Jewish History

On February 13, 1955, Israel acquired four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls through a private sale.
When Ha-Yom was first published on February 12, 1886, it was the first ever daily newspaper printed entirely in Hebrew.
On February 8, 1940, an announcement was made in Lodz, Poland that hundreds of thousands of Jews would be sent to live in a specially created ghetto.
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.
Seventeen years ago, two IDF helicopters crashed into one another, killing 73 Israeli soldiers.
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.
Louis Brandeis’ illustrious legal career, culminating with the US Supreme Court, had incredibly humble beginnings.
On April 11, troops arrived at Buchenwald. The time was 3:15 pm.
On January 5, 1826, a historic bill concerning the Jewish community was passed in Maryland.
Abba Kovner was a Jewish poet from Lithuania, who on December 31, 1941, became famous for one of the most impassioned essays from the Holocaust era.

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