That day, January 17, in the Jewish history of Mitchell A and Deb Levin Z “L Judaism

January 17th

395: Emperor
Theodosius I died in Milan. During his reign, he established several
Laws that directly affected his Jewish discipline. One “dealt with the
Obligation of Jews and Samaritans to act as skippers about goods
transported. “A second law” gave the Jewish patriarchs the right
judicial autonomy in their communities… ”A third law was passed in 393
prohibited the destruction of synagogues. (As reported by Daniel O. McClellan)

King Alfonso III Aragon invades Menorca and makes Menorca part of Spain
Status that has survived in the 21stst Century despite a short
Period of British rule in 18th Century. Judah Bonsenyor,
General Notary of Aragon, whose language skills enabled him to
Interpreter, was one of those who the king during the
Invasion. Menorca has a large Jewish population
The conversion of the Jews by a fifth-century bishop named Severus tells of the
Conversion of the island’s Jewish community in 418. A number of Jews, including
Theodore, a rich representative Jew who was highly valued
Both coreligionists and Christians were baptized. An act of conversion
indeed within a previously peaceful coexisting community of
Means of driving the ruling Jewish elite to the desolate hinterland,
the burning of synagogues and the gradual reinstatement of certain Jews
Families after the forced acceptance of Christianity and its supremacy and
rule to enable those who have not died to survive. Lots
Jews remained in the Jewish faith while outwardly confessing to Christians
Trust. Some of these Jews are part of the Xueta community. When Menorca became
In 1713 an English possession, to which the English willingly granted asylum
Thousands of Jews from African cities [citation needed], A synagogue was soon
built in Mahon.

Pope Gregory XI, the prelate who ordered the burning of Jewish books a year
The Avignon papacy ended earlier when he relocated the papacy to Rome

1449: In
Toledo, Spain, 14 Conversos are brought to justice and removed from office
because it is believed that their conversion to Christianity was not sincere
and that they’re still holding on to their Jewish ways. (Editor’s note – This was one
Common lawsuit among Christians who were upset that the Jews who adopted
Catholicism was successful and in some cases replaced it.)

1463: Ernest,
Elector of Saxony and his wife Elisabeth gave birth to Friedrich II, Den
Elector of Saxony, the Luther in this period from about
1514 to 1523, in which the Christian reformer spoke positively about the Jews
as follows from the condemnation of the doctrine of “bondage of the Jews”
the essay “That Jesus Christ was born a Jew.”

1466: king
John of Sicily gave Benjamin Romano formal permission to found a Jew
University of Medicine and Law in Syracuse. The idea was not implemented and
In 1492, the Jews were expelled, including the 5000, by order of the Spanish crown
Jews from Syracuse, who made up about 40% of the city’s population.

The date of birth was Georg Burkhardt, the German theologian named George Spalatin
Martin Luther in a letter in which he expressed his anti-Semitic views
says: “I have come to the conclusion that the Jews will always swear and blaspheme
God and His King Christ, as all prophets have predicted. “

Date of birth of Antonio Ghislieri, who expelled the Jews as Pope Pius V.
Imola, Italy, including its most famous citizen, Gedaliah ibn Yahya ben Joseph.
Gedaliah was born in 1526 and studied with Jacob Finzi, Israel Rovigo and Abraham
Rovigo, the well-known kabbalist, wandered through Italy after his expulsion
eventually settled in Alexandria, where he died in 1587.

“Æquum reputamus” (we think it is the same) was published by Pius V, the Pope
restored all of his predecessor’s anti-Semitic bulls, persecuted the Jews
under his influence throughout the Christian world and eventually banished them
from the dominions under his direct control.

The fifty-two-year-old Ernst von Schaumburg, the German count, who “awarded the first
Permanent residence permits for Ashkenazi Jews so that they can settle down
Altona from 1611 “passed away today.

Date of birth of Samson Wertheimer, the chief rabbi of Hungary from Worms
and Moravia and the rabbi of Eisenstadt, who also became famous as an Austrian
Financier, court Jew and Shtadlan of the Austrian emperor Leopold I. He died
in Vienna in 1724.

1670 in
Metz, a citizen of the city, decided that the expulsion was financially advantageous
the Jews, and so invented a ritual murder defamation. Raphael Levy, a respected
Community member, was arrested, tortured and burned alive. The royal
The council later called it “judicial murder” and not the Jews

Date of birth of Benjamin Franklin, who wanted the great seal of the United
States to represent the Israelites crossing the Red Sea and on one
Call for donations from Mikveh Israel with a contribution of £ 5
Many of his contemporaries Franklin was a deist who had his doubts about everything
organized religions, but covered its foundations by responding to charitable requests
from various religious organizations in Philadelphia.

Born in Vienna, Blumele Oppenheimer.

Date of birth of the Berlin philosopher Marcus Herz
Emmanuel Kant before becoming a prominent German doctor and lecturer
was appointed doctor in the Jewish hospital shortly after completing his doctorate

John Jacob Astor, one of America’s earliest fur traders, is born
successful business people. There are some questions as to whether Astor
was Jewish or just “Jewish descent”.

Birth date of Amsterdam’s Bele Salomon Kalman Asser Shochet,

1789: At
Göttingen, Emmanuel Mendel and his wife gave birth to David Mendel, who
converted and made famous as “German theologian and church historian August
Neander. “

Date of birth of the Parisian Hirsch Weil, the husband of Sophia Loeser and the father of Hannah Weil
based in Kentucky,

1792: In
Lorraine, France, Mayer Lippmann, the son of Raphaël Isaac Lippmann and Jutelé
Lippmann and his wife Madeleine Lipppmann gave birth to Samuel Lippmann

Birth date of the war veteran of 1812 and president of the Baltimore Congregation Beth
Israel, Samuel Etting, the son of Solomon Etting and the husband of Ellen Hays.

Date of birth of the “Austrian doctor and writer” Gideon Brecher, the “uncle” of
Marriage to the Austrian bibliographer and orientalist Moritz Steinschneider ”
known for comments on the “Cuzari” by Judah ha-Levi.

Date of birth of Franz Ferdinand Benary, born in Kassel and converted to Christianity,
The orientalist and university professor for Old Testament
Exegis … “

1812: Isaac
Isaac, who was born in Amsterdam in the 1740s, was given the family name Pampel
and became Isaac Isaac Pampel.

1815 (6
Shevat, 5575): 60-year-old Isaac Simon, who died in Jamaica, was buried
Jewish Cemetery ”in Hunts Bay, opposite Port Royal and Port
Halfway between Kingston and Spanish Town. “The cemetery is the oldest
Jewish cemetery on the island. (As reported by Irwin M. Berg)

Charles Davis married Elizabeth Harris at the West Synagogue.

1818: Jacob
ben nathan breslau married rachel bat mordecai bat samuel in western
Synagogue today.

1820: In
England, Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell gave birth to Anne Bronte, who
The youngest of the famous Bronte sisters, whose reputation has been revived by
The English author Samantha Ellis, the daughter of Iraqi Jews in Take courage: Anne
Bronte and the art of living.

1839: In
London, Amelia and Morris Harris gave birth to Julia Harris.

Date of birth of the German banker and MP Siegmund

1842: In
England, Elizabeth and Jacob Lyons gave birth to Isaac Lyons.

1842: West London Synagogue of British Jews, Britain’s oldest synagogue
Reform community, was opened today.

In Barcelona, ​​Venezuela, Abraham Baiz and Sarah Naar gave birth to Jacob Baiz,
The educated New Jersey businessman and diplomat was appointed
Consul General of the Government of Honduras by President Marco Aureilo Soto,
served as a “member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Merchandise Exchange and the
Coffee Exchange in New York City and was a member of the Congregation Shearith
Israel and Vice President of the Hebrew Sheltering and Guardian Society.

The board of the Shangarai Chasset Congregation met on Conti Hotel Street in
New Orleans under the presidency of L.A. Gunst. The board decided unanimously
Dr. Hermann Kohlmeyer as rabbi of the community. Kohlmeyer would
later you give up his pulpit for a career in training and become a professor of
Hebrew and Oriental Literature at the University of Louisiana (now Tulane)
University). The community was founded in 1827 as an orthodox synagogue.
In 1881 it merged with Nefutzot Yehudah to form the Touro Synagogue, one of the
The leading reform congregations of Crescent City.

1849: two days
Henry Levien was buried today on Balls Pond Road after his death
Jewish Cemetery. “

In Cayuga County, NY, where Albert Baham is on trial for the murder of Nathan
Adler, a popular Jewish peddler, completed the prosecution’s summary.
The judge forwarded the charges to the jury, who then adjourned the start of the trial
Consideration. At six o’clock the jury found the defendant guilty

The New York Times checked Disraeli’s The life of George Bentick,
“It is amusing to see that Disraeli does not forget to pay homage to them
Hebrew race in his new book, though no one can say what it has to do with it
Biography … He still confirms … that the greatest men, past and present, are
were Jews. In order to do justice to him, he tries to prove it with life
Examples – whether they are valid or not, let the readers of the book

Date of birth of Saxony-born Arthur Felix Hirschel, the London-born man
Amy Charlotte Marsden

1853 (8th
von Shevat, 5613): Samuel Jesi, the engraver born in Milan, whose first work was
“The Hagar Task”, which was completed in 1821, passed away in Florence today.

Phoebe Simmons and Abraham Marks gave birth to Mary Marks.

Two days after her death Amelia Emanuel, the wife of Mendel Samuel
with whom she had five children was buried today on “Lauriston Road”
Jewish Cemetery. “

Date of birth of Minna Luise Ascher, the wife of Dr. Hugo Ascher and the mother of
Artist Fritz Ascher.

1863 (26th
by Tevet, 5623): Parashat Vaera.

Date of birth of Constantin Stanislavski, the Russian inventor of the method of acting
who supported Nahum Zemach in the creation of the Habima Theater.

1863: birthday
by David Lloyd George, who served as the British Prime Minister from 1916 to
This meant that he led Britain to victory during World War I and World War II
was the leader of the peace negotiations. In this latter role, he signed
the Treaty of San Remo, which officially ended the war with Turkey. Under
the terms of the contract “Palestine was declared a mandate”
administered by Great Britain under the terms of the Balfour Declaration.
Lloyd George agreed to this despite the strong anti-Zionist pressure
of which by American mission educators interested in the
Middle East.

London-born Lewis Lazarus Jonas and Sara Levi gave birth to a baby today.

Date of birth of Minna Luise Ascher (née Schneider), the dentist’s wife Dr.
Hugo Ascher and mother of the German artist Fritz Ascher, who was a protégé of Max

Date of birth of Karl Lämmle, the native of Württemberg, who became famous as Carl
Laemmle is one of the creators of the American film industry and the founder of
Universal Studios.

1871: a Jew
Peddler named Frank, who has been trading goods across Queens County
Shot tonight while driving from Flushing to his Columbusville home. The
The wounded Frank came to his home, but it is not known who could shoot him.

Date of birth of the native Russian Samuel Wolf Addleman, who came to the United States in 1891
USA, where he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and became a world
Class chess master.

1874: George
Joseph Emanuel, the London-born son of Joseph and Jane Emanuel and his wife
Elizabeth Emanuel gave birth to Leonard Emanuel

It was 1876
Today, the United Hebrew Charities reported, “An organization that is hugging
all Hebrew charities… and they only care about Hebrews ”
is the fifth largest charity in New York City. The association with a
Headquartered at 238 East 5th, offering money, medication, medical treatment,
Clothing, shoes and coal for needy Jews.

Aletta Jacobs, the first Dutch doctor, opened her office. Yes,
Jacobs, who also campaigned for women’s rights, was a Jew.

1882 (26th
of Tevet, 5642): The 62-year-old Austrian journalist Simon was born in Hungary
Szanto, co-founder and editor of the weekly magazine “Die
“Modern Era” passed away today.

John G. M’Kendrick today delivered a paper to the Philosophical Society of
Glasgow, in which he described the Lippmann electrometer “a device for detection”
small surge and was invented by Gabriel Lippmann in 1873. ”
(Lippmann was a Jew; M’Kendrick wasn’t)

1885: Alphonzo
Taft wrote to Secretary of State Frelinghuysen of the US embassy in St
Petersburg regarding reports that the Russian Interior Minister had
ordered the expulsion of all Jews from Odessa and other cities “to be kept foreign
Passports ”unless they had“ residence permits ”that the government readily provided
gives to non-Jews, but rarely to Jews.

1888: Rabbi
Isaac M. Wise commended Henry M. Leipziger, an American educator born in Manchester
his speaking skills, but warns him of the need to strengthen his skills
Skills in the field of “Jewish theology”.

1889 (15th
by Shevat, 5649): Tu B’Shevat

1890: three
Days after his death Lionel Benjamin Cohen, the son of Benjamin Cohen
and Jestina Montefiore, the husband of Henrietta Rachel Solomon and
Bertha Solomon and the father of Florence Justina Cohen were buried today in the
“Balls Pond Road Jewish Cemetery.”

(20th of Tevet, 5650): Salomon Sulzer died at the age of 85
his name is known to few today, in his time he was a famous cantor and
Composer. “Born in 1804 in Hohenems, Austria, in a rich family
Manufacturer, he was appointed cantor at the main synagogue in his hometown
at the age of 16 he studied music in Vienna, where he was head cantor of the new
Synagogue from 1825 to 1881. His baritone voice drew non-Jewish as well
Jewish admirers, including Schubert, Schumann and Liszt. In 1868 he was
appointed Knight of the Order by Franz Josef. Sulzer’s synagogue compositions
became the role models for communities across the country
Year. His Shir Zion appeared in two volumes and during his music and
innovations were only accepted to a limited extent in eastern europe and became standard
in Central Europe. “

1891: In
Eichstetten, Leopold and Klara Bock gave birth to Siegfried Bloch.

1892: “Ancient
Beliefs in Immortality, ”published today, provides a summary by Reverend T.K.
Chenyes disproves former Prime Minister Gladstone ‘s claim that the
Psalms, which he says were written by David, prove that the ancients
The Israelites believed in life after death. Chenye counters that the psalms were
probably written during the Babylonian exile and that the verses Gladstone
Attributes to a promise from heaven are actually a promise of a return to heaven
homeland. (Editor’s note – This entry is fascinating for many reasons.
First, that a prime minister would be involved in a scientific debate about one
Topic and secondly the respect with which these two Protestant leaders show
for Jewish beliefs and traditions)

1892: It
Today it was reported that the police still don’t know where or fate
David Blumenthal, a wealthy Jewish businessman who disappeared in April
1891. Before his disappearance, Blumenthal was an inmate in the
Insane asylum in Amityville. At that time his older son Henry took him off
The asylum went to the banks where his money was deposited and withdrew it
all. The two men then boarded a steamer to Bremen, where they drove
seem to be gone.

1892: In San
Francisco, “Isadore Zellerbach and the former Jennie Bauh” gave birth to James
D. Zellerbach, CEO of Crown Zellerbach Corporation and the general public
Servant, ambassador to Italy and husband of Hannah Zellerbach
with whom he had two sons – Richard and James.

1893: A.E.
Greenwald and Chapman Raphiel visited President Grover Cleveland in white
House and invited him to participate in the charity organized by the Jews
from Philadelphia on the last day of January. Cleveland replied that he was
would “make a special effort to be present.”

President Rutherford B. Hayes passed away. Born in 1822, Rutherford
Hays was the first president to appoint a Jewish ambassador for this purpose
the fight against anti-Semitism. In 1870 he appointed Benjamin Peixotto as consul general
to Romania. President Hays was also the first CEO to insure citizenship
Service employee her right to work for the federal government and still be observed
the Sabbath. (You don’t work on Friday evenings and Saturdays?)

Birth date of Hugo Chaim Adler, the Belgian by birth, who became successful
German cantor and composer, whose service in the Imperial Army did not save him
imprisoned for one year by the Nazis, after which he fled to the United States

Dreyfus started his “trip” to French Guiana this evening when he was “picked up by”
La Sante prison and was relocated to La Rochelle, where he was then
moved to the military prison on Re Island.

1895: Edward
Lauerbach represented the “Hebrew Charities” at a conference in New York City
before announcing what payments would be made to various charities
from the city government.

1896: The Jewish Chronicle Herzl’s released
first article “A solution to the Jewish problem”, the a
Month before the Jewish state and with the editorial “A dream of a Jew
“State” opened the reader columns for a discussion about Herzl’s plan.

1896: The first version of Herzls Jewish State (The
Jewish state)

was published in the Anglo Jewish Newspaper, The Jewish Chronicle.

Hugo Chaim Adler, Belgian-born American composer, cantor and
Choir director who was the father of the composer and conductor Samuel Adler.

It was reported today that the United Hebrew Charities had so many
Applications for support where the money will run out by the end of the year
Month if he does not receive any additional contributions.

Rabbi Kaufman Kohler officiated at the funeral of Leon Sternberger
Emeritus of the Beth-El Temple. Following the services that took place in the temple
Beth El, the funeral was held at Machpelah Cemetery on Long Island.

In Marseille, France, a crowd marched through the streets and shouted: “Death to the
Jews ”and“ Shame on Zola.

During an anti-Dreyfus session at Tivoli Vauxhall, “the members said
of the anti-Semitic committee showed banners with the words “Death
to the Jews … “

When the “Dreyfus affair” continued to set the French on fire, it was reported that
Louise Michel and Sebastian made a speech at a meeting sponsored by the socialists
meanwhile, they denounced secrecy related to the recent Graf trial
Esterhazy. (He, not Dreyfus, was the French spy who revealed secrets to them

It was reported today that in 1897 there were 699 children aged 9-10 years
17 were admitted to the Hebrew Technical Sabbath School
School for girls.

It was reported today that William Lloyd Garrison sent a letter to them
President of the Immigration Restriction League criticizes a bill that has
was introduced by the Senator Lodge, which would severely restrict immigration to the United States
United States. (This was one of several attempts to end immigration
that would be introduced in the next twenty years. These suggestions…7805 & lang = DE A sensitive chord was struck in the Jewish community that split in Switzerland

1898: Funeral services were
found this morning for Lazarus Straus, a New York merchant and philanthropist
Beth El Temple. Dr. Kaufman Kohler delivered
the laudation, and Dr. Silverman served as the cantor.

1899: After one
Ten-day excursion from Honolulu aboard USS Bennington, Commander Edward D.
Taussig arrived on Wake Island, where he oversaw the ceremony
After setting sail for Guam that evening, he controlled the island from Spanish to American
aboard the Bennington, a gunboat that had been under his command since August
from 1898.

Robert Maynard Hutchins’ date of birth no nonsense educator and civil
libertarian. When asked about the role of Big Time Athletics in college
On campus, Hutchins is said to have replied that athletics is at a college
Education what bullfighting is for agriculture. Hutchins wasn’t
Jewish. But as an important intellectual figure of his time, he presented one
interesting paradox for understanding Jewish relationships with non-Jews
World. On the one hand, Hutchins was praised in an article in Chicago
Publication of the Jewish Historical Society “Chicago Jewish History” for his
the willingness to sponsor and hire German Jewish intellectuals who fled from Hitler
the 1930s. At the same time he was an active member of the anti-war and
Anti-Semitic America First Movement. Hutchins was the leader of America First
one of those who dismissed the testimony of the wildness of the Germans as a lie
and Jewish propaganda.

Date of birth of Frieda Hajekova, who was deported from Prague to Ujazdow in 1942
where she was murdered by the Nazis.

1901: Princess Victoria Luise “The first
Cruise ship ”, which belongs to the fleet of Albert Ballin
Hamburg-American Line made its maiden voyage today when it arrived in New
York, twelve days after leaving Hamburg.

1901: Prussian
Born Anna De Mesquita and London born Samuel De Mesquita gave birth to David
Henry De Mesquita.

Date of birth of New York-born Ivy Sherman, president of the association
by Theater Benefit Agents, who became known as Ivy Larric after their marriage
Playwright Jack Larric and whose name she kept after he died and her
married James C. Kevlin in 1950.

1903 (18thth
of Tevet, 5663) Parashat Shemot

1903: It was
reported today that the latest issue of The Biblical World contains an article
from Dr. E.W.G. Masterman titled “The Jews in Modern Palestine.”

Nathaniel Myers said today: “Public school students who applied
Admission to the Hebrew Technical School for Girls was in the
rudimentary branches of learning … “

1904: Herzl
He travels to Italy, where he travels to Venice, Florence and Rome.

1905: “James
S. Metcalfe, the dramatic editor of Life wrote
In today’s publication “that his struggle with Klaw and
Erlanger was against the Jews as a race, as accused, but against “unworthy
Members of the Theater Foundation ”, who happen to be all Jews.

1906: In new
Orleans, lawyer Edgar M. Cahn and his wife gave birth to Edmond Nathaniel
Cohen, the Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Tulane, lived in New York, where he
Career as a legal scientist and author.

1906: It was
reported today that the Senate is debating whether to send copies of or not
the instructions to the delegates on the so-called. take part
The Algeciras conference, Foreign Minister Root, already shares it with the
Shame including “a special supplementary instruction letter” about the
Jews of Morocco “, in which” he draws attention to the numerous and hard
Discrimination against the Jews in Morocco ”and instructs the
Delegates “devote their best efforts to get rid of them
Discrimination. “

1909: Dr.
Stephen S. Wise, rabbi of the Free Synagogue, made a speech on this
Tomorrow, the acceptor of the million dollar estate advocates until late
Louis Heinsheimer. The legacy was tied to the formation of a covenant
from Jewish charities, a move Wise supported because he thought it was right
would improve the quality and quantity of services to those in need.

1909: New York
The Supreme Court Irving Lehman spoke at the New’s annual meeting
York Hebrew Infant Asylum at Tuxedo Hall. Lehman asked for additional ones
Support for the institution that looks after 153 Jewish orphans. Because of a
In the absence of adequate facilities, this means that 450 Jewish orphans are younger
5 of them are cared for by Catholic and Protestant institutions. Charles
Dittman was reelected as president.

Date of birth of Cornell University and University
Chicago (Ph.D.) trained economist and WWII Air Force officer, Oscar
L. Altman, one of the “first economists to recognize the importance of the Eurodollar”
and “Treasurer of the International Monetary Fund”.

1911: The
The twenty-second Council of the Union of American-Hebrew Congregations continued
Meet for a second day in New York.

1911: birthday
from Moshe Carmel, who was born in Minsk and who made Aliyah in 1924, helped found the company
Kibbutz Na’an and commanded the Carmeli Brigade during the War of Independence
before you pursue a political career.

1913: Today
Meeting of the directors of the Baron Hirsch Woman’s Club in the auditorium
before that there was lunch with “Mesdames Herman Lesserman, Henry Lewis, Johannah
Loeb, Samuel Lorsch, Edward Levy and Max Mildenberg. “

1914 (19thth
by Tevet, 5674): Parashat Shemot

1914: In
Berlin, Dr. Paul Nathan “released a booklet today” “accusing the Zionist”
Elements in Palestine that cause discord among Christians and Muslims
which endangers “the entire Jewish cause”.

1915: The
National Jewish Consumer Goods Hospital, co-organized in 1899
Offices in Denver, CO, held its fifteenth annual convention in Chicago
Guided tour by President Samuel Grabfelder.

1915 (2nd
Shevat, 5675): The seventy-two-year-old American lawyer Louis Sulzbacher, born in Bavaria,
“The first continental American to be named Associate Justice of the New
The Puerto Rico Supreme Court created by President McKinley passed away today.

1915: “The
The “Jewish Race” published today gives an overview of Jewish life
these days
by Israel Cohen.

1916: “The
The American Jewish Relief Committee received a cable gram from the US state
Department “a cable gram by Ambassador Gerard in Berlin, which announces there
was in great need in the parts of the war zone inhabited by Jews
Communities. “

1916: The
Information office in the new branch of the Hebrew Protection and Immigration Service
Aid Society at Sackman Street Synagogue, which was founded to help Jews
Send help to relatives in the war zone and help them make contacts
Those who have disappeared are expected to open at 10 a.m. today.

1917: In
Höxter, Germany, “Dr. Leo Pins, a veterinarian, and his wife Ida Lipper ”
who was to be murdered in the Riga ghetto in 1944 gave birth to Israel
Woodcut artist and art collector Jacob Pins, who was a protégé of Jacob
Steinhardt, another artist born in Germany, had to flee from the Nazis.

Following an appeal by Adolph S. Ochs, chairman of the Committee on Paths and
Means 57 Jews attending the Union of American Hebrew meeting
The communities in Baltimore have pledged over $ 140,000 to fund the
Hebrew Union College of Cincinnati “und andere„ Schulerweiterungsarbeiten.

Geburtsdatum des in Tschechien geborenen kanadischen Komponisten Oskar Morawetz.

1918: Die
Generalstab der Föderation zur Unterstützung der jüdischen Philanthropie
Die Gesellschaften überlegten, die Fahrt um eine weitere Woche zu verlängern, obwohl dies der Fall war
hat sein Ziel, Spendengelder zu sammeln und neue Mitglieder zu gewinnen, erreicht
Demokratisierung der Philanthropie in New York.

1919: Dr. J.L.
Magnes sagte den Teilnehmern des Ersten Jüdischen Arbeitskongresses: „Das erste
Die organisierten jüdischen Arbeiter werden sich solidarisch erklären
die Hand- und Kopfarbeiter aller Völker und aller Nationalitäten “seit„ dem
Juden sympathisieren mit den Bestrebungen aller Völker und Nationen nach Freiheit. “

Geburtsdatum von Nora Koreff, der in Brooklyn geborenen Ballerina, die als Nora Kay bekannt ist
heiratete 1948 den Geiger Isaac Stern.

1921: Dies
Abends war die New Yorker Außenstelle der Vereinigten Synagoge von Amerika Gastgeberin einer
Bankett für die Delegierten außerhalb der Stadt, die am 9th yearly
Kongress der Vereinigten Synagoge von Amerika und der vierten Jahrestagung
der Frauenliga der Vereinigten Synagoge.

1921: T.E.
Lawrence (bekannt als Lawrence von Arabien) sagte Winston Churchill, dass Emir Feisal
“Stimmte zu, alle Ansprüche seines Vaters an Palästina aufzugeben”, seit die Briten dies getan hatten
stimmte der arabischen Souveränität in Bagdad, Amman und Damaskus zu.

Geburtsdatum von Lillian Schuman, die im Alter von 19 Jahren Sol Goldman heiratete und
wurde Lillian Goldman, die Wohltäterin der Yale University Law School.

1923 (29th
of Tevet, 5683): ​​Die einundsiebzigjährige Carrie Bernheimer, die Tochter von Samuel
Bernheimer und Henrietta Cahn sind heute verstorben.

1925 (21st
von Tevet, 5685): Parashat Shemot

1925: Heute
„Um die sozioökonomischen Schwierigkeiten der russischen Juden zu lösen und
Förderung der landwirtschaftlichen Arbeit unter ihnen, die KPdSU formell eine Regierung
Komitee, das Komzet, und eine ergänzende öffentliche Gesellschaft, das OZET. “

Geburtsdatum von Yitzhak Moda’I, dem aus Tel Aviv stammenden Absolventen des
Technik vor dem Beginn einer langen politischen Karriere.

1926: Neun
Der einjährige Geiger Yehudi Menuhin trat in einem Konzert in New York auf

1927 (14. von
Shevat, 5687): Der sechsundsiebzigjährige Marcus Samuel, 1. Viscount Bearsted the
Gründer der Shell Transport and Trading Company, die später zu Royal Dutch wurde
Shell, der Ehemann von Fanny Elizabeth Benjamin Samuel und der Vater von Nellie
Samuel Ionides ist heute verstorben.

of Tevet, 5688): Wolf Kava, passed away today.

1928:  In
Hammersmith, London, Sephardi Jews Betty and Jack Sassoon gave birth to Vidal
Sassoon, who to most people was the noted hairdresser and businessman. 
But for Jews he is also the 20 year old who in 1948 went to Palestine, joined
the Haganah and fought during the War for Independence. “He describes the year
he spent training with the Israelis as ‘the best year of my life. If you
think of 2,000 years of being put down and suddenly you are a nation rising, it
was a wonderful feeling. There were only 600,000 people defending the country
against five armies, so everyone had something to do.’ Sassoon’s dark brown
eyes are on fire when he talks of his war memories. ‘We took a hill and
attacked at four in the morning, took them by surprise. It was a hill
overlooking a main road where the Egyptian heads of the army were heading. If
they had passed this spot they would have been in Tel Aviv in a few hours but
we took them.’” (As reported by Chirssy Iley)

1929: It was
reported today that yesterday’s fire at a “five-story tenement house” had
started in the basement of building “where Marcus Greenstein and Son, clothing
manufacturers, had a workshop.”

Judah Bergman, the English born boxer who fought under the name Jackie “Kid”
Berg won “a 10 round decision in a highly publicized non-title bout in New York

1930: “The
Caviar Princess” a silent comedy film directed by Carl Lamac with a script
co-authored by Walter Wassermann was released in Germany today.

1932: In
Brooklyn, celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the
Young Men’s Hebrew Association

of Tevet, 5693): Fifty-eight year old Jonas Weil, the son of Isaac and Hannah
Weil, the husband of Caroline Sicher Weil and the father of Charlotte and
Miriam Weil passed away today after which he was buried at Temple Israel
Memorial Park, in Minneapolis, MN.

1933: Media
mogul and right-wing political leader Alfred Hugenberg who thought he could use
the Nazi Party to his own advantage met with Hitler today.

1934(1st of
Shevat, 5694): Rosh Chodesh Shevat

Birthdate of Jack Alster who was transported from Prague to Terezin and then to
Auschwitz in 1944 where he was murdered.

Birthdate of Shari Lewis who would gain fame as a ventriloquist and puppeteer
who created Lamb Chop.

1934: In
Clinton, MA, grocery store own Louis Schanberg and the former Freda Feinberg
gave birth to Pulitzer Prize winning Times correspondent Sydney H. Schanberg
whose successful career proves that History Majors can amount to something.

1935: The
American committee responsible for the selection of the United States teams
that will compete in the Second Maccabiah announced the schedule for the trials
which will be held in New York City and Newark, NJ next month.  Pincus Sober
chairs the committee selecting the track and field team.  Charlotte
Epstein chairs the committee selecting the swimming team.  Ernest Koslan
chairs the committee selecting the tennis team. Ben Levine chairs the committee
selecting the boxing team.  Nat Osk chairs the committee selecting the
wrestling team.

1936: In a
letter made public today, President Roosevelt expressed his support for the
third annual observance of Brotherhood Day sponsored by the National Conference
of Jews and Christians which is to be held next month.

1936: “Rabbi
Moshe Avigdor Amiel of Antwerp was today formally inducted as chief rabbi of
Tel Aviv and Jaffa in the presence of an assemblage of about 100 rabbis of this
all Jewish city and vicinity.” (JTA)

1936: Dr.
Joseph Goebbels delivered a “fiery address” which was greeted by thunderous
applause in which he “declared uncompromisingly that the time was coming when
Germany must demand colonies” and took issue with “those American who criticize
the Nazi Jewish Policy” especially “the American newspapers that are
continually deploring the fate of the poor Jews in Germany…”

1937: The
second in a series of lectures being given as part of the Jewish Theological
Seminary’s 50th anniversary which “was devoted to a discussion of
the spiritual and cultural aspects of Judaism” was given this evening at the

1937: Eugene
B. Strassburger of Pittsburgh presided over today’s session of the joint
convention of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and the Affiliated
National Temple Sisterhoods and Brotherhoods in New Orleans where Dr. Henry
Barnston of Houston delivered the invocation and Dr. Samuel M. Blumenfield of
Chicago told delegates that the “director ion of the intellectual and spiritual
growth of youth is the most neglected phase of Jewish education.”

1937: In
Germany, loyal Catholics “were warned against marriage with Protestants” which
contravenes the National Socialist contention that the only forbidden marriages
are those between Aryans and Jews.

of Shevat, 5698): Tu B’Shevat

1938: In
Bucharest, Alexander Cuza who along with Premiere Octavian Goga is the
co-leader of the National Christian Party declared that “solution of the Jewish
problem ‘demands complete elimination of Jews.’” (Editor’s note – Because of the
Holocaust we tend to overlook the virulent anti-Semitism which was part of the
landscape in so many parts of Europe.)

1938: “The
Mayor of Bucharest banned kosher slaughtering at municipal slaughter houses.”

1938: The
Palestine Post
reported that a passerby was injured when a missile was
hurled at the Workers’ Cooperative restaurant on Jaffa Road, shattering all

1938: The
Palestine Post
reported that the Soviet government ordered the immediate
closing of the Meyerhold State Theater in Moscow as being an institution
“alien to Soviet art.” Vsevolod Meyerhold, the director, was accused
of showing “alien mentality.” Meyerhold’s family origins were German
Jewish although Meyerhold himself was a Lutheran.  In the world of Stalin,
Meyerhold could have fallen out of favor because he was “German,” “Jewish” or

1939: Felix
Frankfurter was confirmed as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by a
voice vote of the U.S. Senate today.

1939: In
Boston, Ely Chayet, “a judge in Norfolk County, MA” and “the former Blanche
Poretsky” gave birth to Harvard Law School graduate Neil Lewis Chayet, the
creator of WBZ’s “Looking at the Law” who was the husband of Susan Chayet with
whom he had three children, and Martha M. Chayet

1939: The Nazi
government issued a decree regarding the expiration of permits for Jewish
dentists, veterinarians and pharmacists.

1940: “A
strong desire for economic cooperation between the Arabs and Jews of Palestine
to overcome common difficulties was demonstrated today when Arab and Jewish
citrus farmers and traders met in Petach Tikvaah.

Konrad von Preysing, Bishop of Berlin “wrote to Pius XII, noting that
“Your Holiness is certainly informed about the situation of the Jews in
Germany and the neighboring countries. I wish to mention that I have been asked
both from the Catholic and Protestant side if the Holy See could not do
something on this subject, issue an appeal in favor of these unfortunates.”

1941: When
German planes were bombing Tel Aviv tonight, they dropped “a large projectile
in an orange grove behind Tel Aviv where it caused a deep crater and other

of Tevet, 5702): Parashat Vaera

1942: Today,
in Cleveland, “at the opening of the National Conference for Palestine” Rabbi
Abba H. Silver said that American Jews are required aid Palestine because “it
as an important ally of the Free Nationals fighting Hitler.”

1943: Berlin
Bishop Konrad Graf von Preysing, the only top German Catholic prelate who
consistently opposes the German government’s Jewish policies, threatens Pope
Pius XII, saying he will resign unless the collaborative behavior of the other
German bishops comes to an end.

1943: In
Italy, the Battle of Monte Cassino, which was filmed by a Polish military unit
that included Michał Waszyński, began today.

1944: The
Battle of Monte Casino in which Perec Rachman fought with the Allied Forces as
a member of the Polish military in the attack against the Nazi position in Italy,
began today.

1944: Fifty-six year
old anti-Nazi Max Sievers who had been forced to leave the United States
because he was not granted visa in 1939 was be-headed today at Brandenburg

[1945: The Red
Army entered Budapest and the remaining 120,000 of the original 470,000 Jews
would now be safe from any further disaster.

[1945: Final
roll call is taken at Auschwitz: 11,102 Jews remain at Birkenau; 10,381 women
in the Birkenau women’s camp; 10,030 at the Auschwitz main camp; 10,233 at the
Monowitz satellite camp; and about 22,800 in the remaining factories in the
surrounding region;

1945: The
Soviets arrest Raoul Wallenberg, whom they cynically suspect is using his
humanitarian efforts for the Jews to cover his collaboration with the Germans
or the Western Allies (the War Refugee Board was sponsoring him)

The SS Dornau which became known as the “slave ship” after the
SS and Gestapo transported 540 Jews from Norway to Stettin, from where they
were taken by train to Auschwitz, set sail from Oslo today bound for Drøbak – a
journey that she did not complete because she was blown up by explosives planted
on the ship by saboteurs.

[1945: SS
guards at the Chelmno, Poland, death camp play “William Tell” by
shooting at bottles placed on the heads of Jewish inmates who have been engaged
in demolishing the camp’s crematoria. In the evening, the remaining Jews are
led from their barracks in groups of five and shot. One of the prisoners,
Mordechai Zurawski, stabs an SS guard and escapes despite suffering a gunshot
wound to the foot. A second inmate, Shimon Srebnik, also survives after being
shot through the neck and mouth and left for dead. Forty-seven other Jewish
prisoners at Chelmno, aware that the SS will shoot them before fleeing west
ahead of the Soviets, take refuge in a building that is then set afire by the
SS. Jews who run from the blaze are machine-gunned; only one of the original 47
survives. The SS abandons the Chelmno camp later in the day.

[1945: The
Soviet Army entered Warsaw. Only 200 Jews of more than a half a million had

1945: SS
began killing the special Commando group of Jews at Chelmno that was used to
help dismantle the camp over the past three months. Forcing them to wear
bottles on their heads, the SS took target practice.

Birthdate of David Pleat “an English football player turned manager and sports

[1945: The
Nazis began the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces
approached.  Elie Weisel describes this event in his first book night,

The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry, a joint British and American committee
composed of six Americans and six Englishmen that was charged with examining
the “political, economic and social conditions in Mandatory Palestine as they
bear upon the problem of Jewish immigration and settlement therein and the
well-being of the peoples now living therein” completed its deliberations in
Washington, DC today which had begun on January 4.

of Tevet, 5707): Seventy-year old Wilhelm Levison, the “German medievalist” who
moved to England after the Nuremberg Laws ended his career passed away today at
Durham where had been teaching since 1939.

1948: The
British brought the mutilated bodies of the 35 Jews to the Etzion bloc where
they were to be buried in a common grave.  The dead were the members
of a platoon of volunteers that had been sent from Jerusalem to reinforce the
beleaguered Etzion fighters.

1949: The
Goldbergs, starring Gertrude Beg as Molly Goldberg, moves from radio to
television as it premiers on the CBS television network.

Birthdate of Halifax native and lawyer whose political career began with his
election to the Halifax City Council in 1994 after which he “was elected to the
Nova Scotia House of Assembly for the New Democratic Party representing the
provincial riding of Halifax Chebucto”

Birthdate of Andy Kaufman, actor and comedian, many would come to know him as
Latka Gravas in the sitcom Taxi.

1950(28th of
Tevet, 5710): Mrs. Aaron (Annie) Goldberg, the paternal grandmother of Sir
Martin Gilbert passed away at the age of 78.  Born in Poland when it was
part of the Russian Empire, she arrived in Great Britain in the last decade of
the 19th century.

1951 (10th of
Shevat, 5711): At a gathering of Chassidim marking the first anniversary of the
passing of the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, the late Rebbe’s son-in-law, Rabbi
Menachem Mendel Schneerson, delivered a Chassidic discourse (maamar)
entitled Basi L’Gani (“I Came into My Garden”), signifying his
formal acceptance of the leadership of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.

“Storm Warning” a thriller produced by Jerry Wald and written by Richard Brooks
and Daniel Fuchs was released today in Miami Beach.

1952: While
serving his second term as Prime Minister, Winston Churchill addresses a joint
session of the U.S. Congress during which he proudly reminds those in
attendance of his long support of the Zionist cause and the creation of a
Jewish state.

Submarine USS Nautilus began the first nuclear-powered test
voyage.  This marked a major milestone in Admiral Hyman Rickover’s vision
of a nuclear-powered Navy.

1955: Chicago
born author Frederick Raphael married Sylvia Glatt today after which they had
three children — Paul Simon, a film producer, Sarah Natasha, a painter, and
Stephen Matthew Joshua, a screenwriter.

1956: The
funeral for Rabbi Jacob L. Andron, the husband of Yetta Andron with whom he had
five children – Esther, Judith, David Philip and Elihu – is scheduled to take
place the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School which he and his father had founded.

of Shevat, 5717): Tu B’Shevat

Birthdate of Susanna Hoffs lead singer with “The Bangles.”

1960: Two days
after he had passed away funeral services are schooled to be held for
eighty-seven year old Bohemian born and Prague trained medical doctor Ernest
Peter Pick who fled Austria after the Anschluss and settled in the United
States in 1939 “where he joined the medical staffs of Columbia University and
Mount Sinai Hospital and who was the husband of “the former Margaret Janssen”

1962: Dancer
Melissa Hayden premiered the role of Titania in Balanchine’s A Midsummer
Night’s Dream
, a part created especially for her.

1963(14th of
Shevat, 5725): Esta Henry, the Jewish antique shop owner “sometimes called
‘Mrs.Scotland” died today in plane crash with her husband Paul (Pinchas

1963: It was
reported today that “a Soviet newspaper has confirmed that Solomon Mikhoels,
noted Yiddish actor and director was murdered by Soviet Secret Police. At the
the time of his death, it the Communist regime claimed that he had been killed
in an automobile accident.  In fact, his death was the precursor to a
Stalinist ant-Jewish purge that claimed the life of several hundred Jewish
writers including David Bergelson. At the time of his murder, Mikhoels was working
on a production of “Prince Reubeini” a play by Bergelson that depicted the
expulsion of the Jews by the Ferdinand and Isabella.

1965: His
Eminence Pierre-Marie Paul Gerlier, Cardinal Archbishop of Lyon who was named a
Righteous among the Nations by Yad Vashem in 1981 passed away today.

1965: Fifty
year old University of Pennsylvania trained lawyer and Army Air Force veteran
Myer “Mike” Feldman completed his service as White House Counsel, a position
had been previously been held by Ted Sorenson whose “mother was of Russian
Jewish descent.

Simon and Garfunkel release their second album, Sounds of Silence, on
Columbia Records.

1966: Zvi
Dinstein begins serving as Deputy Minister of Defense.

1966: After a
B-52 crashed off the coast of Spain, U.S.Navy scientists used information
gained from a lecture by mathematician Howard Raiffa in their attempt to
recover four missing hydrogen bombs.

1970 (9th of
Shevat, 5730): The writing of the “Sefer Torah for the Greeting of
Moshiach,” initiated at the behest of the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi
Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, in 1942, was concluded 28 years later at a special
gathering convened by the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Friday afternoon, the 9th of
Shevat, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak’s passing.

of Tevet, 5734): Eighty year operatic soprano Hulda Lashanska, the Manhattan
born daughter of  Henry and Barbetter
Lashanska who was also known as Hulda Rosenblum after she married Harold
Rosenblum with she “had two daughters – Lenore and Peggy” passed away today.

of Tevet, 5734): Retired department store executive Ernest E. Ellman, the wife
of Adele Heiman a leader of the Arkansas Jewish community and  the widow
of Jesse Heiman, passed away today.

Thanks to the leadership of Minister of Health Simone Viel legislation was
enacted today that “legalized abortion in France.”

1978: “The
offices of the Federation of Jewish Societies, an association of small social
and cultural organizations, were damaged by an explosion” today in Paris.

1978: Janet
Maslin reviewed “Operation Thunderbolt” a film about the Entebbe Raid.

1978: The
Jerusalem Post
reported that US Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, who arrived
in Jerusalem to participate in the deliberations of the Egyptian-Israeli
political committee, had brought with him a jointly agreed agenda which
included the declaration of principles which would govern the negotiations for
a comprehensive peace settlement in the Middle East.

“Nosferatu the Vampyre” a horror film produced by Michael Gruskoff who began
his career in the mailroom of the William Morris Agency, was released in France

1979: After
ten years, Marvin Mandel completed his service as the 56th Governor
of Maryland.

1980: “Suite
of Dances” (from Dybbuk Variations), a b

allet made by
New York City Ballet balletmaster Jerome Robbins from his 1974 Dybbuk ‘
premiered at the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center;

The Olympic Committee of the Presidium of the Second Brussels Conference on
Soviet Jewry met in London today.

of Shevat, 5741): Parashat Beshalach

of Shevat, 5741): Eighty-seven year old Rabbi Solomon Levy, “the former Grand
Rabbi of Hust, Czechoslovakia died today while conducting Shabbat services in
Boro Park.”

of Tevet, 5742): Ninety-three year old “Yetta Zwerling, an actress and comedian
of the Yiddish theater” passed away today.

1982(22nd of
Tevet, 5742): Ninety-three year old “Yetta Zwerling, an actress and comedian of
the Yiddish theater” passed away today.

1985: Canada
made Raoul Wallenberg its first Honorary Citizen today.

1986: In
Queens, NY, Lisa (nėe Kobrin) and Doug Adler gave birth to the Arizona raised
actor Max Adler, the brother of Jake Adler and husband of Jennifer Bronstein
who may be best known for his performance in the television show “Glee/:

1985: Canada
designated this date as Raoul Wallenberg Day.

1986: After a
limited release in December, “Runaway Train” produced by Menahem and Yoram
Globus was released in the rest of the United States today.

1986: Samuel
Hadas was named as Israel’s Ambassador to Spain as Israel and Spain establish
diplomatic relations today.

Two Israeli helicopter gunships strafed Lebanese guerrillas today who had just
overrun a position of the Israeli-backed South Lebanon Army, the police said.
Israeli gunners then showered the newly occupied post with about 70 mortar
bombs, they said. A South Lebanon Army source in Tel Aviv said the army had
repelled an attack by dozens of Party of God fighters near Taibe, which is
close to Alman. But it was unclear if the militia source was referring to the
same fighting. The reported capture of the post was the latest in a series of
attacks by Shiite guerrillas against Israeli and Lebanese troops in Lebanon

Birthdate of actress Nikki Reed.

1988:  “Retracing Jewish History In Austria,” by Paul
Hoffman is published on the 330th anniversary of the birth of Samson

1990: Simon and
Garfunkel were inducted into Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1990: The
United States criticized Yitzchak Shamir today for his call for a ”big Israel”
to absorb a flood of immigrants from the Soviet Union.

1991: Israel
declared a state of emergency early this morning, minutes after word reached
here of the American attack on Iraq. The authorities advised all Israelis to
stay in their homes, open their chemical warfare kits and make their gas masks
ready for immediate use. Iraq has said that it would retaliate against Israel
for any allied attack on Iraq.

1991: Iraq
fired 8 SCUD missiles on Israel.  Israel had agreed that it would not
respond and leave the destruction of the SCUD launchers to the Coalition Forces
fighting Iraq.  This marked the first time in Israel’s history that it
relied on others for its defense.

1992: In a
“Festival of New Voices From A Changing Israel,” published today, Jennifer
Dunning waxes poetic over “Israel: The Next Generation” which she describes as
“a festival with a difference.”

FOX broadcast the last episode of the “Ben Stiller Show.”

1993: The
Dance Library of Israel will present its annual Documents of Dance Award to
Dame Alicia Markova, the English prima ballerina, today at Tavern on the Green.
The late Gower Champion will also be honored, with his son Gregg accepting the
award. The event, including a reception, followed by a dinner and entertainment,
will benefit archival and educational projects of the library in Tel Aviv.

1997: Israel
handed over its military headquarters in Hebron to the Palestinians as part of
the peace process that began with the Oslo Accords.  The entire Jewish
population had been forced to abandon its homes in Hebron in 1936 because of
Arab violence.  In 1968, the Jews returned to this ancestral city. 
While the Israeli government may have surrendered sovereignty, the Jewish
settlers remained.

1999: The
New York Times
featured reviews of books by Jewish authors and/or of
special interest to Jewish readers including Language and Solitude:
Wittgenstein, Malinowski and the Habsburg Dilemma
by Ernest Gellner, Ben
Shan: An Artist’s Life
by Howard Greenfeld, The Way of the World:
From the Dawn of Civilizations to the Eve of the Twenty-first Century
David Fromkin and snow written and illustrated by Uri Shulevitz.

Syrian-Israeli negotiations that had been scheduled to resume on Wednesday,
January 19, in the United States were canceled today. Apparently the
cancellation was the result of conflict between Syrian President Asad and PLO
leader Yassar Arafat.

2001(22nd of
Tevet, 5761): After being “seduced” by a 24 year old Palestinian female who
lured him to a remote area, terrorists murdered 16 year old Israeli high school
student Ofir Rahum.

2001: In
“Forced to Leave Homes, Cuban Jews Thrive in Miami” published today Betty
Heisler-Samuels described the growth of the Cuban Jewish community in Florida
following the rise of Castro.

of Shevat, 5762): A Palestinian gunman burst into a bat mitzvah celebration in
a banquet hall in Hadera, opening fire on the 180 guests with an M-16 assault
rifle, killing 6 people and injuring 35 people following which the Fatah
Al-Aqsa Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

According to reports published today the Toronto Raptors terminated the
contract of the rookie center Nate Huffman, saying he had failed to inform the
team of a history of knee problems. The 7-foot-1 Huffman signed a three-year,
$5.1 million contract with the Raptors over the summer after playing for the
Israeli League champion Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv last season.

2003: Two
Palestinian gunmen attacked an isolated Jewish settlement near the embattled
city of Hebron tonight, killing one Israeli and wounding three others

“Employee of the Month” a comedy co-produced by Iranian born Bob Yari premiered
at the Sundance Film Festival.

“This Day In Jewish History” which was started as a supplement to the Jewish
History Class at Temple Judah in Cedar Rapids, first appeared on this date with
this single, solitary, entry.   “1945: Swedish diplomat Raoul
Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews, disappeared in
Hungary while in Soviet custody on January 17, 1945.  As we will learn when
we study about the Jews and World War II, nobody really knows what the Soviets
did with Wallenberg or why they did it.  What we do know that he was a
Righteous Gentile.  We know that he was a Swedish diplomat who went to
Hungary during the closing months of World War II who used everything from
bribes, to threats, to old fashioned Chutzpah to keep boxcar after boxcar
filled with Jews from reaching Auschwitz.  It is ironic that he should
have survived the Nazis and their Hungarian allies only to perish at the hands
of the Soviets who were part of the Anti-Nazi coalition. Regardless of whether
why he did what he did and the fate he suffered, he is living that people could
have at least slowed down the German killing machine.  He is also living
proof that one person can make a difference.  Because of what he did for
the Jews, we must do as he did and stand up for those whom known one else will
stand up for.  As we will see, studying Jewish history is not just about
the dead past, it can be call to action for present and future generations”

2005: In
London, survivors of the Lodz Ghetto gathered in London to view the unpublished
photographs that Henry Ross had taken of the ghetto.  Ross was the
official of the photographer of the Jewish Council. Ross hid over three
thousand negatives when the Germans liquidated the ghetto and shipped the
survivors to Auschwitz.  Ross survived the war and moved to Israel where
he died in 1991.  His son gave the collection of photos to the Archive of
Modern conflict in London in 1997.  One hundred of the images were
published in 2004 in the Lodz Ghetto Album,

of Shevat, 5765): Eighty-four year old microbiologist Albert Schatz passed away
today. (As reported by Margalit Fox)

Today “thirteen cantors in conjunction with the Jewish Ministers Cantors
Association of America (the Chazzanim Farband), performed in a cantorial
concert for the first time in the history” of the Great Synagogue of Rome.

reported that this year will mark the first time in history that
there will be as many Jews living in Israel as in the United States, according
to statistics presented at a Jewish Policy Planning Institute conference.

2007: Actor
Evan Handler, “the son of New York City secular Jews” and his wife Elisa Attia
gave birth to their daughter Sofia Clementina Handler.

2007: Dan
Halutz announced his resignation as IDF Chief of Staff.

2007: New
Jersey native, Yale lacrosse player and University of Virginia Law School
graduate Douglas F. “Doug” Gansler began his services as the 45th
Attorney General for the State of Maryland.

2007: As part
of its “Jewish Season” The Theater for a New Audience in New York City presents
The Jew of Malta.

2008(10th of
Shevat, 5768): One hundred and five year old actress, director and producer
Madeleine Milhaud, the wife of Jewish composer Darious Milhaud, passed away
today in her native Paris.

2008: In Jerusalem at the Sergey`s Courtyard in the Metunah Auditorium, The Society for the Protection of Nature in
Israel (SPNI) presents a World Music concert, a combination of original
elements with the traditions of different cultures.

2008: Today,
the mayor of Berlin and the head of Germany’s Jewish Council denounced an
attack on five Jewish teenagers by a group of punks.

2008: Today,
terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired more than 40 Qassam rockets and two mortar
shells at southern Israel, wounding four people.

“November” a play about a sitting president by Jewish playwright David Mamet
opened at the Barrymore Theater in Manhattan.

2009: “500
Days of Summer,” a comedy written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber and
starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt premiered today at the Sundance Film Festival.

2009: Initial
screening of “Zion and His Brother,” a family drama set in Tel Aviv, at the
Sundance Film Festival.

“Victoria Day,” a Canadian film directed and written by David Bezmozgis and
starring Mark Rendell premiered today at the Sundance Film Festival.

of Tevet, 5769): Jews all over the world begin reading Shemot, the
second book of the Torah.

2009: Fifth
Anniversary of what would become known as “This Day In…Jewish History.”

2010: A memorial
service is held for Sylvia Kalnitsky, of blessed memory, at Agudas Achim in
Iowa, City. Sylvia Kalnitsky, of blessed memory, is the mother Kathe Goldstein
a pillar the Cedar Rapids Jewish Community.

2010: Robert
M. Edsel discusses “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and
the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History” (written with Bret Witter) at the
National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

2010: The
Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and the Department of Scandinavian Studies
at Augustana College is scheduled to host a screening of “Good Evening, Herr
Wallenberg” in Rock Island, Il. January 17th marks the 65th anniversary of the
arrest and disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg, who is credited with saving as
many as 100,000 Jews during a remarkable mission to Budapest near the end of
World War II.

2010: Sixth
Anniversary of what would become known as “This Day In…Jewish History.”

of Shevat, 5770): Elementary school teacher Beatrice “Bea” Kaplan Nasaw, the
wife of attorney Joshua J. Nasaw  and the
mother of biographer and historian David Nasaw, mystery writer Jonathan Lewis
Nasaw and poet Elizabeth Perl Nasaw passed away today.

2010: The
New York Times
featured reviews of books by Jewish authors and/or of
special interest to Jewish readers including Game Change: Obama and the
Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
co-authored by Mark

2010: The
Los Angeles Zeiten
featured reviews of books by Jewish authors and/or of
special interest to Jewish readers including ’36 Arguments for the Existence
of God: A Work of Fiction’
by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein.

2010: The
Washington Post
featured reviews of books by Jewish authors and/or of
special interest to Jewish readers including Game Change: Obama and the
Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
co-authored by Mark

The 10th annual Atlanta Jewish Festival is scheduled to present a
screening of “The Wedding Song,” a film about “two teenage girlfriends, a
Muslim and a Jew, who bond intensely during the Nazi occupation of the North
African nation of Tunis.”

2010: The 139h
annual New York Jewish Film Festival is scheduled to present the New York
premiere of “The Axe of Wandsbek,” a film that was “adapted from the 1947 novel
by Arnold Zweig.” Set in 1934, the movie “follows a man who is paid by the
Nazis to serve as a public executioner and goes on to be rejected by his
community” and forces the viewer to consider “the role that common citizens
played in Nazi crimes.”

2010: Pope
Benedict XVI said church authorities played an active role in saving Jews
during the Holocaust, though “often hidden and discreet.” Heute,
Italian Jewish leaders welcomed Pope Benedict XVI to Rome’s main synagogue for
a visit they said would help strengthen relations between Jews and Catholics

Limmud NY which has been meeting at Hudson Valley Resort, Kerhonkson, NY is
scheduled to come to a close.

“Strangers No More”, a documentary about students at an “exceptional school” in
Tel Aviv is scheduled to have its New York Premiere at the New York Jewish Film

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak abruptly announced today that he was
leaving the Labor Party — dividing the movement that dominated Israeli politics
for decades and setting off a chain reaction that cast new doubts over already
troubled peace efforts with the Palestinians

Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Welfare and Social
Services Minister Isaac Herzog and Minorities Affairs Minister Avishay
Braverman all submitted their resignation letters to Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu today, ending speculation about whether any of the eight remaining
Labor MKs would remain in the coalition.

of Shevat, 5771) Seventy-six year old “Don Kirshner, the music publisher of
Brill Building hits like “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “You’ve Lost That
Lovin’ Feelin,’ ” who later served as a deadpan Ed Sullivan for Kiss, the
Ramones and others with his 1970s television show, “Don Kirshner’s Rock
Concert,” died today in Boca Raton, Fla., where he lived. (As reported by Ben

András Schiff joined 7 other Hungarian intellectuals and artists “

Primary Stages, an Off Broadway theatre company announced today that its
2011-2012 season will open with “Olive and the Bitter Herbs,” a work by Charles
Busch in which “the title character, Olive, finds herself reluctantly hosting a
seder for the neighbors in her apartment building while contending with what
she thinks is a ghost that she sees in her mirror.”

Seventh anniversary of what is now known as This Day…In Jewish History

Martin Menelsohn, the former counsel to Simon Wiesenthal and the Counsel to
Holocaust Survivors in the Trial of John Demjanjuk is scheduled to deliver a
noon-time address entitled “Prosecuting Nazi War Criminals in 21st Century
Germany” in Washington, D.C.

“Three Promises,” a documentary that uses the family photographs of sisters
Breda and Matilda Kalef take viewers into the world of Sephardic pre-World War
II Serbia and the dramatic story of their flight to safety is scheduled to have
its world premiere at the New York Jewish Film Festival.

Frank Lautenberg & Thane Rosenbaum as scheduled to appear “In
Conversation” at the 92nd St Y in Manhattan

Eighth Anniversary of what is now known as “This Day…In Jewish History” which
began with one item about the Soviets arresting Raoul Wallenberg in 1945.

2012: A recent
string of cyber-attacks against Israeli credit card companies, banks, and
government websites was aided by thousands of Israeli computers operated by
remote assailants, a top Israeli software security expert said today.

2012: A
nuclear-armed Iran could deter Israel from going to war against Tehran’s
guerrilla allies in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, a senior Israeli general said

2013: “Killing
Them Softly” is scheduled to be shown at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival.

2013: The Chicago
Bears introduced Marc Trestman as their new head coach, making him the only Jew
to hold such a position in the NFL.

2013: Southern
Jewish Historian Janice Rothschild Blumberg is scheduled to deliver an address
entitled “Prophet in a Time of Priests: Rabbi ‘Alphabet’ Browne”

2013: The Red
Sea Jazz Festival is scheduled to open at Eilat.

2013: Canada
is scheduled to release a postage stamp today honoring Raoul Wallenberg. (As
reported by JTA)

2013: The
JCCNV is scheduled to host “The Insider’s Briefing” which will prepare
attendees for the trip to the state legislature in Virginia known as Jewish
Advocacy Day. Currently the most powerful politician in Virginia is Eric
Cantor, the lone Republican Jewish member of the House of Representatives who is
House Majority Leader and a driving force in the Tea Party.

2013: “Skokie
Invaded, But Not Conquered,” a film that “examines the personalities and issues
connected to the attempted neo-Nazi March in Skokie in the late 1970s” is
scheduled to be shown for the first time at the Illinois Holocaust Museum.

2013: Ninth
Anniversary of what is now known as “This Day…In Jewish History” which began
with one item about the Soviets arresting Raoul Wallenberg in 1945 and has
continued to grow on a daily basis year in and year out.  It originally
was created to meet the needs of an Adult Education Program at Temple Judah in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The current format is the creation of Deb Levin who
is a one-woman tech support group for this endeavor. I really do appreciate all
of the comments, questions and suggestions that you have sent over the years.
And now it is time to get to work on the start of year ten.

2013: “A rare
journal written by an unknown Jew in the Warsaw Ghetto during the uprising
there was unveiled this morning at a ceremony at the Ghetto Fighters’ House
Museum in the presence of President Shimon Peres. In the diary, the writer, a
37-year-old Jewish lawyer, describes life in the ghetto, the Jewish underground
fighters who were active there and his march to deportation.”

of Shevat, 5773):  Ethel Dimont, the wife
of historian Max Dimont who edited the second edition of her husband’s book Jews,
God and History
passed away today.

of Shevat, 5773): Ninety-four year old Pauline Phillips, known as the creator
of the advice column “Dear Abby” passed away today. (As reported my Margarlit

2014: The
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Hadassah is scheduled to sponsor their annual Tu
B’Shevat Seder prior to Shabbat Evening Services at Temple Judah.

2014: “White
Panther,” a film about the rebellion of Russian immigrant boys when their
father dies while serving in the Israeli Arm, is scheduled to be shown in
Jerusalem today.

of Shevat): Yarhrzeit of century Hebrew novelist Perez Smolenskin and century
Reform leader Aaron Bernstein two 19th century intellectuals with
diametrically opposite views on how to solve “the Jewish problem”

2014: Students
in the southern city of Ashdod whose schools are unprotected from rockets will
stay home today, in light of fears of continued rocket fire out of Gaza. The
decision was made following a second straight night of rocket attacks. The
closure will affect approximately 3,500 students. (As reported by Joshua

2014: Tenth
Anniversary of what is now known as “This Day…In Jewish History” which began
with one item about the Soviets arresting Raoul Wallenberg in 1945 and has
continued to grow on a daily basis year in and year out.  It originally
was created to meet the needs of an Adult Education Program at Temple Judah in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The current format is the creation of Deb Levin who
is a one-woman tech support group for this endeavor. I really do appreciate all
of the comments, questions and suggestions that you have sent over the years.
And now it is time to get to work on the start the second decade.

Professor and scientist Daniel Schectman, who teaches at The Israel Institute
of Technology, announced that he is running for president of Israel today on
Channel 1 news.

2015: The
Moroccan-Israeli superstar Emil Zrihan is scheduled to perform at Symphony

2015: “The
Mystery of Happiness” and “Paris is Burning” are scheduled to be shown at the
New York Jewish Film Festival.

2015: “Nearly
200 people gathered in Stockholm today to light candles and mark the 70th
anniversary of the disappearance of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who
saved tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust.” (As reported by Justin

2015: The
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia is scheduled to host a performance
of “Rabbi Sam” about a cleric “who wants to reinvent American Judaism.

2015: In “Why
Hitchcock’s Film on the Holocaust Was Never Shown” published today Abigail
Jones described the fate of the documentary that the great director made at the
end of the Holocaust.

 Eleventh Anniversary of what is now known as “This Day…In Jewish History”
which began with one item about the Soviets arresting Raoul Wallenberg in 1945
and has continued to grow on a daily basis year in and year out. It
originally was created to meet the needs of an Adult Education Program at
Temple Judah in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The current format is the creation of
Deb Levin who is a one-woman tech support group for this endeavor. I really do
appreciate all of the comments, questions and suggestions that you have sent
over the years as well as all of the sites that carry this blog and the editors
at SEGULA who have provided a monthly format for highlights from the daily

2016: Twelfth
Anniversary of “This Day…In Jewish History”

of Shevat, 5776): Thirty-eight year old Dfana Meir “a nurse in the neurosurgery
department of Soroka Medical Center in Beesheba and the mother of four was
stabbed to death today by a terrorist while she was trying to protect her
family when he invaded their home.

2016: Die New York Times features reviews of
books by Jewish authors and/or of special interest toe Jewish readers including
Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War by Ian Buruma.

2016: The
Koresh Dance Company, led by Israeli choreographer Ronen Koresh is scheduled to
perform at City Center Studios in New York.

2016: The
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Performing Arts Series is
scheduled to host “the Washington Balalaika Society which “will perform a
concert of Russian, Ukrainian and Eastern European Jewish music” today.

2016: Pope
Francis is scheduled to “make his first pontifical visit to Rome’s Great
Synagogue” today making him the third pontiff, after Benedict and John Paul II,
to go to the Jewish house of worship on the banks of the Tiber River.

2016: “Esther
Bubley Up Front” is scheduled to come to an end at the National Museum of Women
in the Arts.

2017: American
businessman Fred Philip Hochberg, a son of Lillian Vernon whose corporation he
served for two decades competed his as Chairman of the Export-Import Bank

2017: Joshua
David “Josh” Shapiro completed his service as a member of the Montgomery
Country Board of Commissioners and began serving as the “50th
Attorney General” for the state of Pennsylvania.

Registration is scheduled to open for “Demons and the Evil Eye: Folklore of
Ashkenaz” a four week course taught by Professor Itizik Gottesman.

“The Patriarch’s Room” and “Hummus! The Movie” are scheduled to be shown at the
New York Jewish Film Festival.

“This Day In…Jewish History” starts its fourteenth year.

The American Sephardi Federation is scheduled to host “The AMIA Bombing and the
Murder of Alberto Nisman: Is Justice in Sight?”

In London, the JW3 is scheduled to host a workshop on “How to Conquer Age
Barriers in the Search for Work.”

David Fishman is scheduled to teach the final session of “The Book Smugglers of
the Vilna Ghetto: Jewish Cultural Resistance to Nazi and Soviet Oppression” at
the YIVO Institute.

The Breman is scheduled to host another event in its “Historic Jewish Atlanta
Tours” with a visit to Congregation Shearith Israel which was founded in 1904
and was led by Rabbi Tobias Geffen who “Koshered Coca-Cola.”

Day of Shevat, 5778): Rosh Chodesh Shevat

Day of Shevat, 5778: Ninety-four year old Dr. Arno G. Motulsky, “a founder of
medical genetics” who had been one of the passengers aboard the ill-fated St.
Louis in 1939 passed away today. (As reported by Denise Grady)

Today thirty-one years after the end of the First Lebanon War, fifty year old
the last fallen soldier from the war fifty year old Sgt. Abraham Ajami who was
just 19 years old in 1987 when he suffered a critical head injury due to a
shell exploding near him, which placed him in a vegetative state, was laid to
rest.(Jewish Virtual Library.

“This Day In Jewish History” which was started as a supplement to the Jewish
History Class at Temple Judah in Cedar Rapids, with one single entry begins its
15th year. (Editor’s Note – the author had no idea what he was
getting into and owes whatever success he might have enjoyed to Deb Levin who
created the architecture that took it from history handout to an inter-net
creation found at multiple sources.)

of Tevet, 5779): On the Jewish calendar Yahrzeit of Rabbi Noah Weinberg

The Center for Jewish History is scheduled to host Princeton Historian Yair
Mintzker as he discusses The Many Deaths of Jew Suss, his “innovative
new book on Joseph Süss Oppenheimer’s notorious trial and execution in 1738
draws on the accounts of four contemporaries, who paint a lurid tale of greed,
sex, violence and disgrace.”

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center is scheduled to host an evening with
Senator Joseph Liebrman and Jacob Lew as they discuss the “state of the

The Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan
is scheduled to host the “Wieseneck Symposium on Hebrew Literature.”

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center is scheduled to host an evening with
Senator Joseph Liebrman and Jacob Lew as they discuss the “state of the

In Atlanta, the Breman Museum is scheduled to host “a one-of-a-kind behind the
scenes tour of the Fox Theatre and learn about his founder, William Fox, born
Wilhelm Fuchs, and his imprint in the entertainment business as we know it

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the first entry in what has
become This Day…In Jewish History which means, just like with Simcha Torah, we
get to start over again with year 16. 
For those of you who have stuck with this through the years, I hope it
has been worth your time.  We would be
remiss if we did not pay homage to Deb Levin, who created the architecture that
moved this from a study guide to a blog and who has been patient enough over
the years to allow the time to do this as well as never collection to the
clutter of books and other materials that have built up over the years.

The Ariel Quartet, which was “formed in Israel nearly twenty years ago” is
scheduled to “perform the complete Beethoven Cycle to celebrate Beethoven’s

Today is a bitter sweet anniversary since it marks the 16th
anniversary of the first entry in what has become This Day…In Jewish History
which is starting its 17th year Deb Levin Z”L whose technical
expertise and unstinting, patient, and loving support made this possible.

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