Wednesday, April 24, 2019
This Day in Jewish History

This Day in Jewish History

Louis Brandeis’ illustrious legal career, culminating with the US Supreme Court, had incredibly humble beginnings.
On January 5, 1826, a historic bill concerning the Jewish community was passed in Maryland.
On April 19, 1943, a rebellion within the Warsaw Ghetto became one of the most lasting examples of Nazi resistance.
It was early morning when little Miriam Monsonego was readying to enter her school, the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school in Toulouse, France.
On December 2, 1763, exactly 250 years ago today, the Touro Synagogue was formally dedicated.
The image of a group of US soldiers raising an American flag over Iwo Jima needs little introduction.
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.
June 14 marks the anniversary of a major transport of Jews from Vienna to the Majdanek and Sobibor concentration camps in World War II.
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 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.

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