This day, July 11, In the Jewish History of Mitchell A and Deb Levin Z “L. Judaism

July 11th

1174: Amalric I, king of Jerusalem since 1162, dies
Path. Most of the Jews during his reign
were driven out of Jerusalem; a ban that would last until 1175.


“Khorezmian Turkish riders start one
Attack on Jerusalem, looting the city and killing most Christians and
drive the Jews away. The Khorezmian Turks then move on to Egypt. Khwarezmia is
At that time a state around the Aral Salt Flats near the Caspian Sea.
It has allied itself with the Egyptian Ayyub Sultan against the Muslims in

1346: Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Holy Roman Emperor
Empire to which the Bohemian city of Prague belonged. According to the offspring
by Moses ben Israel Naphtaly Hirsch Porges: “The long reign of Emperor Charles
IV brought new privileges and relative calm to the Prague Jews, though the
Luxembourgish rulers – the ruling local dynasty – treated Jewish property as
even though they were their own. They put it in a farmer, sold it, or used it as a base
for guarantees. But the king provided protection and offered, among other things, one
Chance for them to settle within the walls of the emerging new town. A sign of
The status of the Jewish community is a banner that has been preserved
Jews of Prague by Charles IV. In 1375. From that year onwards the Jews would over
For centuries, come to the gates of the ghetto to welcome the kings of Bohemia into

1533: Clement
VII excommunicated Henry VIII because of divorce from Catherine of Aragon and after
Marry Anne Boleyn. Henry VIII had relied on the book Leviticus for his work
sought to marry his brother’s widow Catherine. Nobody would hit him with a sandal. When it was time to shed Mary, Henry looked for him
Support rabbis in the hope that their interpretation of the biblical law would
somehow affect the Pope. The rabbis, the
lived in Italy, stayed out of the conflict. You had no reason to trust
Henry, who had promised to keep the Jews away from England when he came

1578: In
Emden, Moses Uri (Philip Joosten) Halevie, the “founder and first ḥakam (Rabbi)
the Spanish-Portuguese community in Amsterdam 1596/97 “and Bele Halevi
gave birth to Aaron Halevie

1657: Date of birth of King Friedrich I of Prussia
whose greatest claim to fame is the fact that he was the king’s father
Frederick II. Also known as Frederick the Great.
Father and son argued about many things, but they agreed
at least one thing. They both detested
their Jewish subjects, who consider them aliens in their Germanic kingdom.

1715: During
the Spanish War of Succession, which ended today, Samson
Wertheimer, “the chief rabbi of Hungary and Moravia”, who was “also Austrian”
Financier, court Jew and Shtadlan to the Austrian Emperor Leopold I ”and Samuel
Oppenheimer procured “the necessary money” to equip and supply the winners
Austrian Imperial Army

1720 (5thth
von Tammuz, 5480): Ahron Lwow died in Vienna.

1733: one month
after the founding of the Georgia colony by James Oglethorpe, Jew
Settlers arrived in Savannah. The group of forty Sephardic Jews joined
within a year from a group of Ashkenazi Jews. The Sephardic Jews had brought one with them
Torah and other religious objects with them and quickly established a church
called Mikveh Israel (Hope of Israel). One of the reasons for the lack of
European-style anti-Semitism in America was that the Jews arrived in the new
World at the same time as everyone else.

Date of birth of Philip (Uri) Minis, the Jewish infant who was also the first man
white child born in Georgia.

1740: Tsarina
Anne ordered the Jews to be driven out of Little Russia. Little Russia is different
Name for an area that includes Ukraine.

1767: date of birth John Quincy Adams,
Sixth President of the United States.
Like his father, John Quincy had a positive result
Attitude to the Jewish people. In one
In a letter to Major Mordecai Manuel Noah, he wrote:[I believe in the] reconstruction
of Judea as an independent nation. ” From
Of course, this could have been one of the earliest attempts to secure Jewish politics
Support by standing up for the cause of the Jewish homeland. Most likely it was
an expression of the popular Protestant belief of the time that Jews returned
The Promised Land was a necessary precursor to the final Second Coming. While many Jews know Noah as the founder of
As the utopian Jewish community of Ararat, he was an important diplomat and politician
Figure that the leader of the political machine at Tammany Hall during the

1775 (13th
von Tammuz, 5535): Abraham Seligman, the patriarch of the family that also belonged to
American financiers Joseph and Jacob Seligman passed away today.

1797 (17thth
von Tammuz, 5557): Tzom Tammuz

1797: Charles
Macklin, the famous Anglo-Irish actor whose greatest claim to fame was
Representation of Shylock in a completely new way, deceased.

1797: The
The gates of the Jewish ghetto in Venice were torn down. This was a direct result
the victories of the French armies led by Napoleon.

After today’s British departure from Savannah, Mordecai Sheftall, who
Georgia merchant and senior Jew to serve in the colonial army and whom
The British threatened to force-feed pork and his family returned
to the city under greatly reduced circumstances.

1798 (27th of
Tammuz, 5558): Breina Jaffe, the daughter of Mordechai Jaffe, passed away today.

1804: Vice President Aaron Burr and Secretary of
In the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton fought a duel.
Hamilton was mortally wounded. Hamilton was born in the British
controlled island of Nevis in the West Indies in 1755. His mother was a Jew. His father was a prominent citizen. Hamilton’s mother was married but not with
Hamilton’s father. Hamilton attended a Jewish school that was housed in one
Synagogue in the island’s capital.
After finishing school, he made his way to North America, where he
would eventually become a favorite of George Washington and was one of the
Authors of the famous Federalist Papers.
Hamilton never identified himself as a Jew and lived the life of one
prominent Protestant political and financial leader.

1814: In
“Bunhill Row, London”, Solomon Jones and Sara Rebecca Daniels gave birth today
to Daniel Jones.

1817: eight
The year old Ralph Disraeli, the son of Maria and Isaac Disraeli, and the brother
by Benjamin Disraeli was christened in St. Andrews today in a ceremony that
would change the history of the UK.

1821: Issachar
Ber ben Eliezer Jacob married Yetta asked Aaron at the Western Synagogue today.

1821: James
Samuel married Elizabeth Davis today in the Great Synagogue.

1824: In
James de Rothschild married his niece Betty Salomon von in Frankfurt
Rothschild, the daughter of his brother Salomon Mayer von Rothschild

1827: Rabbi
S. C. Peixotto officiated at the wedding of Nathan A. Cohen and Clara Harris,
the third daughter of Jacob Harris Jr. from Charleston, SC.

1827: Lewis
Lyon today married Mary Phillips in the West Synagogue.

1827: Solomon
Worms married Henrietta Samuel in the Great Synagogue today.

1827: In
“Lancaster Court, Strand, Westminster, London”, Victor Abraham and Rebecca Levy
gave birth to Samuel Victor Abraham today.

Date of birth of Mark Blumenthal, the Bavarian-born American graduate of the College of
Doctors and surgeons at Columbia University who were “President of and
Doctor of the facility for improved instruction of deaf mothers,
founded and supported by Jews for the benefit of Jewish and other children ”
from 1862 to 1894.

1832: Ruben
Solomon married Sarah Hurwitz today.

Date of birth of Amsterdam’s Levy Duis, the husband of Phoebe Neuburger.

1857: In
“Clapham, Surrey, England”, Maurice Moses Beddington, the son of Esther and
Henry Moses and his wife “Hannah Maria Beddington: gave birth to Ada
Rachel Beddington, who became Ada Rachael Micholls when she married Edward Montefiore

1858: date of birth
by Cyrus L. Sulzberger, a Philadelphia native who “went to New York
1877 as accountant for the company Erlanger, Blumgart & Co., of which he
later the head. An active participant in the New York Reform Movement
Due to the city’s corrupt political environment, he was a candidate for the Fusion ticket
for the President of the Manhattan District, New York in 1904. Sulzberger was
also works in Jewish municipal affairs and has served as treasurer of
the United Hebrew, Vice President of the American Zionist Federation and in
1905 as President of the Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society.

Date of birth of John Grenfell Maxwell, who was a lieutenant colonel in His Majesty’s army
served as the commander of the Zion Mule Corps, which is considered the first
“Jewish forces” since the end of the Kochba revolt bar.

1860: “A.
Meeting of residents in the new suburb of Bayswater was held, and an agreement
achieved whether it is desirable to have a new church in the

1861: Jules
Mires, the French-Jewish banker, was sentenced to five years in prison and
Order of 3,000 francs ordered by the Paris Correctional Court.

1861 in London
Assur Henry Moses and Henrietta Moses gave birth to Marianna Floretta Raphael
the wife of Arthur Lewis Raphael.

1865 (17th from
Tammuz, 5625): Tzom Tammuz

1865 (17th from
Tammuz, 5625): Author and historian Elias Chaim Lindo, born St. Thomas
who settled in London in 1832, where he published several works, including
history of Jews from Spain and Portugal passed away today.

1866: on
Sultan Aziz reiterated the allegations of blood defamation and issued a company that said
Jews under his protection. Thanks to this company the Greek Orthodox
The patriarchy had to issue encyclicals to all churches that prohibited them
Practices methods exercises.

Date of birth of Elyakum Heinrich or in German Heinrich Loewe, the German
Intellectual who participated in the first Zionist Congress in Basel and as
The orientalist was appointed to a professorship at the University of Berlin

Brooklyn-born Mitchell May, a Brooklyn Polytechnic graduate, is born
and Columbia University Law School, whose political careers included a service
Tenure as a member of the U.S. representatives and 18 years as a judge of
the New York State Supreme Court.

1877 (1st of
Av, 5637): Rosh Chodesh Av

1877: reports
released today described conditions in Eastern Europe as the Russian Army
continues its advance against Romania’s armed forces, including the execution of
two spies of the Russians. According to
The reporter, one of them was tall and looked at his executioners with a sneer
was shot. The other, a Jew, crawled
in front of his kidnappers who call his ancestors and show their willingness
to convert if they would spare his life.
He was shot where he was. The
The reporter also included a description of the Galician Jews, whom he said were “like this
disgusting that even their fellow believers in Europe and America would refuse
sympathy to them all if they could see them. “

1877: in Philadelphia,
PA, Simon Benjamin Fleisher and Cecilia Hofheimer Fleisher gave birth to Dr.
Edwin Adler Fleischer, “one of the most influential and important musicals
Philanthropists of the 20thth Century ”, which founded the symphony
Club in 1909.

1877: The
The fourth Council of the Union of the American Hebrew Congregations met for a second
Day in Philadelphia, PA.

1879: In
Cleveland, Ohio, Emanuel and Sarah Ullman gave birth to Solomon Emanuel Ullman
the “husband of Belle May Lowenstein

Delegate to the Sixth Council of the Union of Americans and Hebrews
Congregations visited various public institutions run by the
Commissioner for Charities and Corrections, followed by visits to various
Institutions supported by Jewish charities.

1879; in the
Cincinnati, Ohio, “Louis and Rose (Winkler) Amerberg gave birth to Constance
Amberg, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, worked as a volunteer in New
York settlement houses before marrying lawyer William Dick Sporborg and
Constance Amberg Sporborg, the mother of Elizabeth and William Dick
Sporborg, Jr.

Delegates from the Sixth Council of the Union of Americans and Hebrews attended an event
Banquet at Delmonico

1879: In
“Moores Landing, Mississippi”, Uriah and Hannah (goldsmith) gave birth to Simon
U.T. Student and U of Denver Law School trained lawyer Uriah Myer Simon,
Hattie Weltman’s husband, with whom he had three children – Richard, Ruth
and Henry – whom they found in Ft. Worth, TX, where he worked as a lawyer, served as
President of the Isador Strauss Lodge of the I.O.B.B. and Bethel Congregation.

1879: Rabbi
Isaac Meyer Wise from Cincinnati gave a talk based at Temple Emanu-el
the renewal of the covenant in Gilgal in the days of the Prophet Samuel

1881: “The
The Bible and Science published today “provides a detailed overview of Hours with
the Bible: Volume II
by Cunningham Geikie.
In this second of a multi-volume work Geike offers
an in-depth investigation of the time from Moses to the judges.

1881: Arnold
Bogumil Ehrlich, born in Wlodawa, Poland, who came from New York
Hamburg was taught in 1874 at the Emanu-El Theological School
naturalized US citizen today, listed as “his job” teacher by

1881: In
In Chicago, Dr. Tonight Ellinger a newspaper about “old and modern rabbis” in one
Rabbinical Literary Society meeting.
Society is a national organization from which it has members
Jewish theologians in the United States.

1881: In
Selma, Alabama, “Edward and Elizabeth (Long) Bloch gave birth to a composer
Violinist Alexander Bloch, Blanche Bloch’s husband.

1882: As the
The carrier strike became violent, Levi Cossowtich, a Russian-Jewish
The peddler was attacked at Henderson and 11 this morningth Streets past
Person or persons unknown. At noon when he went to dinner, Louise Marble, one of
The Jewish carriers who worked in the Erie depot were attacked and

1882: In
Chicago, “Simeon and Adelaide (Eisendrath) Straus gave birth to Rush Medical
College-trained surgeon Dr. David C. Straus, the “clinical professor of
Surgery at Rush Medical College, surgeon visits Michael Reese and Cook
County General and member of the AEF, which subsequently rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel
served a year in France.

Date of birth of the German mathematician Leonard Nelson, the co-founder of The International Socialist Combat
(“International Socialist Militant League”)

1883: “Current
Foreign Issues ”, which were published today, described the events during the trial in Hungary, where
Jews who were charged with murdering a Christian girl lost an important testimony
when a local coachman committed suicide.

1883: The Hebrew Union Council meets for a second day
in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Circuit Preaching Committee reported positively on a
Proposal to hire district rabbis to serve the areas where the Jews live
The population is too scattered to support full-time ministers. The Rabbinical Association asked that the
The Union provided a fund to “support weakened ministers in their old years

1883: Today
Hebrew Union College’s opening exercises take place on
the Plum Street Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio, followed by a banquet at
Highland House and a reception in the zoological garden. The culmination
The event will be the ordination of seven new rabbis, the first such class
produced by the school and the first rabbis to be trained exclusively in the school
United States.[Note HUC would become the flagship institution for the Reform
Movement.  While there is a popular misconception of American Jewry being
a New York centric culture, in this a city in eastern Ohio, at the entry to the
American heartland was the focal point of this significant segment of American

1883: In
In Cincinnati, Ohio, a banquet was held “in honor of the first senior year of
HUC ”and the delegates who participated in the“ Hebrew Union Council ”where shellfish
were served and other aspects of Jewish food laws were violated
The event was titled “The Trefa Banquet”, which meant an irreparable break
between the reform movement and the orthodox and conservative branches of

1883: County Coroner
A.F Park came to Oakdale, Connecticut to examine the body of a 24-year-old
Russian Jew Moses Sadock. Sadock’s body
was found in the forest, lying on his back with his neck from ear to
Ear. “Sadock was at the center of an evolving scandal in which allegations were made
He was a bigamist.

1884: As a word
reached Albany, New York when Governor Grover Cleveland was selected
the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, the Jewish “Bank of
Wormser & Co in New York congratulated warmly … “

1884: It was
reported today that Beth Elohim hired William Sparger in Brooklyn to serve
as his rabbi. The 26 year old Sparger
was born in Hungary and graduated from Prince Rudolph University in Vienna. A member of the reform movement, Sparger
replaces Rabbi Mosher, who left the pulpit 6 months ago due to illness.

1885: In one
Attempt to end the dispute with Rabbi Kauffman Kohler from the temple
Beth-El, Rabbi Alexander von Kohut of Ahavath Chesed, said today: “I wish that
It goes without saying that for me the pulpit is controversial
that was between me and Dr. Kohler carried out … is explained at
The End. I will no longer give answers to
one from Dr. Kohler’s sermons and expect consideration in return on this matter … In
the interest of my religion and for reasons of harmony … I want to avoid
Controversy on the pulpit. ” That was a
Try to end the public dispute between these leaders from
traditional and liberal Judaism.

1885: In
Judge Phelps of Baltimore made a decision in the district’s case
B’nai B’rith’s Grand Lodge vs. Jedijah Lodge. The district had withdrawn the chapters
Charter and searched for funds the lodge had collected. The judge decided that according to the rules of
The District Grand Lodge had no equity capital.

1886: It was
reported today that the managers of the Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society
have accepted the offer of New York Towing Company boats for use
for upcoming summer trips.

1889: It was
reported today that Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio is in
desperate need for funds. The school is
Debt of $ 9,000 and an additional $ 15,500 to maintain operations. (More to
added next year)

1889: The
Harlem Club trustees met tonight to review the application for
Membership in the New York State Senator, Jacob A. Cantor. Robert Bonynge nominated him and David F.
Porter supported the nomination. However,
There was enough opposition that it was obvious that the senator would be
“Blackballed.” At the end of the meeting
The trustees refused to announce their decision and said they would send one
Letter with the information to Cantor within the next ten days

1889: The
The foundation stone for a new synagogue that was to be used by the Sephardic Jews of New York was
was today on the corner of 160 East One Hundred and Sixteenth Street. This is the second synagogue in New York
designed to meet the needs of the Spanish-Portuguese community.

1889: Joseph
Davis, “a junior member of … S&J Davis”, a catering company that Orange and
Newark, NJ, rented a summer home for his wife and children in Ocean
Strand after being forced to leave the Brunswick Hotel because of the
Owner found out that they were Jewish.

Date of birth of Captain Koreshige Inuzuka, who is from Tokyo and “the leader of
the Japanese Imperial Navy’s Advisory Office for Jewish Affairs from March 1939
until April 1942 “and who received a silver cigarette box from the
Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States ”for its role in saving Jews
from Nazi Germany. (Yes, the story can be confusing and complicated.)

Theater manager Daniel Frohman described some of the plays that he had purchased
his last trip to London and Paris, which will be produced in the coming season.
Among them are two French comedies – “Fen Toupinel” and La Femme Nervevie “-
and two English comedies – “The Idler” and “The Solicitor”

1891: “The
Expatriated Jews, as published today, described a letter from the deputy secretary
sent to the acting Superintendent for Immigration in New York for questioning
Russian Jews who arrived at their port to see if any of them had been “distracted
their original destination in this country by foreign officials “to record everyone
such incidents in detail and send the report to Washington.

1891: New
York’s Lower East Side, Dr. Samuel Clurman and his wife Bertha gave birth
World War I veteran Albert Clurman, a Cornell graduate who holds an LL.B.
from NYU and then practiced in his hometown.

Otto Armster, a German intelligence officer, who was one of the few, was born
Participant in the July 20 conspiracy to murder Hitler, who survived the Second World War.

1891: Israel
Pimkus, a sixty-year-old Russian Jew, was among the passengers who arrived in New
York’s Barge Office on board the SS Fürst Bismarck. When asked if he would be
As a public charge, he opened a $ 17,500 purse that he said was him
plan to buy land in the “West” before sending for his brothers.

Date of birth of the Hungarian-born Dr. Joseph Shick, a chaplain of the Hungarian army
during World War I, which came to the United States in 1922 where he served as a rabbi
of the West Side Jewish Center and the director of the West Side Hebrew

1892: “Close
of the Rabbi Convention published today “described the last session of the”
Annual gathering of American rabbis that ended with a well-attended visit last night
Meeting in the Temple of Israel on March 125th Street and Fifth Avenue.

1892: In
Little Rock AR, the eighty-two-year-old Samuel Bloch, a well-known writer who had
lived in Cincinnati and Chicago passed away today.

1893 (27th
von Tammuz, 5653): Israel Joshua Trunk, the rabbi in Kutno, died today.

1894: In San
Francisco, Stella (Stettheimer) and Sigmund Feuchtwanger gave birth to Walter
Feuchtwanger, who became famous as film producer Walter Wagner.

1894: “Aid For The Workingman”, published today, describes
the success of the Order of Round Robins, a fraternal and charitable organization
designed to help workers and employers who were originally designed by Colonel
Jacob Bloom, the manager of the Baron de Hirsch business school in New
York City.

1894: The
Representatives of the United Hebrew Trades Union, the Socialist Party and the
Knights of Labor met tonight at the Labor Lyceum to make plans for the
upcoming mass meeting in Union Square.

1894: A list
on the amount of annual government funds to be paid to various people
New York institutions and the year the funds were first approved
the Hebrew Benevolent and Orphanage included $ 110 per capita by law of 1874,
Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society $ 104 per capita by law of 1889 and the
Hebrew Children’s Sanatorium US $ 5,000 per year by law

1894: In
Albany, during the committees of the Constitutional Convention on Legislative Powers,
Hearing on Education, Taxes and Charities ”on abolition
sectarian Elbridge T. Gerry expressed his fear of this adoption
“Would paralyze the great Hebrew Guardian Society.”

1894: Samuel
Gompers will chair the American Executive Council meeting
Federation of Labor in Chicago, where they have the possibility of a
General strike if the current strike against Pullman fails.

1895: In Rochester, NY, the annual Central
The conference of American rabbis continues to meet for a second day.

1895: A list
The bequests of the late Moses Heidelbach published today included $ 500
Mount Sinai Hospital; a thousand dollar loan to the Hebrew benevolent and
New York City Orphanage; $ 500 to Abraham Friedlander to whom he should go
Donate to charity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

According to figures released today in June, employment is
The United Hebrew Charities office in New York found employment for 667
its 748 applicants

1896: Herzl
reached the agreement of Sir Samuel Montagu and Colonel Goldsmid to work with them
him for a Jewish vassal state under Turkish rule. Goldsmid promises to write one
Letter to Baron Rothschild.

1897: forty
Jewish families from Poland who had arrived on board the steamships in New York
Veendam and Scilia were handed over to the Immigration Service on suspicion
that they were destitute and therefore were not eligible to enter the United States.

Date of birth of New York-born Oscar Tobler, the light boxer who fought
under the names Willie Jackson or Young Willie Jackson.

1897: It was
reported today that “Yemen’s Arab Jews have Negus Menelek for permission
settle in the cities of Abyssinia on the grounds that Menelek is one of them
Chosen who descend from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. “

“Unrest among children: their causes; Its effects; His treatment “a
Presentation of Miss Carrie W. Kearns from New York City will be the feature of
today’s meeting of the teaching institute

1898: The
Hebrew Bath House Society, of which S.D. Solomon, Charles Serling
and Israel Kaplan was founded today in Syracuse, NY.

1898: during
During the Spanish-American War, Sergeant Philips S. Golderman started as
Color sergeant in company I of 203approx New York infantry.

1899: Nathan
Israel, the founder of the Israeli department store, which was “one of the largest
and oldest shops in Germany before World War II ”and his wife gave birth
Wilfrid Israel “is an Anglo-German businessman who is committed to saving
Jews from Nazi Germany.

1899: In Poughkeepsie,
NY, the leaders of the Y.M.C.A. who led a crusade to enforcement
The Sunday closing laws have asked to be fined the merchants
for violating the law, including Louis Grossman and Aaron Friedman
because they just wanted their shops to be closed on Sunday and not
The merchants were punished.

1899: The
American Jews wishing to present Captain Dreyfus with a jewel sword to mark his sword
Emile received a telegram to successfully overcome the charges of treason
Zola said: “The Dreyfus family consulted.
Thank you, but impossible to accept. “

1900 (14th
von Tammuz, 5660): On the Jewish calendar Yahrzeit of the 250 Jews killed in
Rothenberg, Germany (5058).

Grand Duke Friedrich von Baden informed Herzl that the tsar would not be preserved

1902: In the
The Hague, Isaac Goudsmit, manufacturer of water closets, and Marianne
Goudsmit-Gompers who ran a millinery shop that was murdered by the Nazis in
The Dutch-American physicist Samuel Goudsmit was born in 1943.,+Samuel+

Date of birth of Sidney Franklin. Born
Sidney Frumkin, Franklin was the first famous bullfighter from the north of the Rio

Date of birth of London-born Joshua Trachtenberg, who joined at the age of three
The United States, where he was ordained a priest at Hebrew Union College, served as
Community Minister and became “a passionate Zionist while writing several
Works including Jewish magic and superstition.

1904: The
Eight Annual Education League Supreme Council Meeting for
Higher education headed by its President Rabbi Moses J. Gries took place today in
Cleveland, Ohio.

1905: The
The Jewish Chautauqua Society’s ninth summer meeting continued for a quarter Day in Atlantic City, NJ.

Thousands of Jews have fled Warsaw after rumors of an outbreak
Anti-Jewish violence is expected to take place tomorrow.

1907: It was
reported today that Miss Florence Levy has launched her second “Art Exhibition and
talk “to” create a taste for art “on July 10, where students from the
Hebrew girls from the technical school bring sketches of St. Mark’s Church.

1908 (12th
by Tammuz, 5668): Parashat Chukat-Balak

1908: “Russia
Juden zu beruhigen “sagte heute veröffentlicht, dass„ das britische Außenministerium hat
erhielt einen Bericht des britischen Botschafters in St. Petersburg
dass Russland bereit ist, einen Vertrag mit England über die Rechte von zu schließen
Britische Untertanen des jüdischen Glaubens, um sich in Russland aufzuhalten und Geschäfte zu machen… “

1909: „Tribut
an Zions Gründer “, der heute veröffentlicht wurde, beschrieb die„ Dutzende von Treffen “, die in abgehalten wurden
New York gestern Abend zum Gedenken an den fünften Jahrestag des
Tod von „Dr. Theodor Herzl, Gründer der zionistischen Bewegung. “

1911: In
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, der 15th jährliche Sommerversammlung der Juden
Die von Kanzler Henry Berkowitz geleitete Chautauqua-Gesellschaft setzte sich für eine fünfte Tag.

1911: Ein starker
Protest wurde von Moses Gaster zur Verfügung gestellt, als die London Times veröffentlichte einen Artikel aus Wien, der besagt, dass Juden sind
Einflussnahme auf das Saloniki-Komitee, das harte Maßnahmen umsetzt
gegen die Albaner.

1912: Sarah
Sophia Bensaude Abecassis “heiratete ihre Cousine Salomão Abecassis Seruya in der
Große Synagoge, Kapstadt, Südafrika. Er war der Sohn von Mark (Mojluf)
Seruya und Esther erobern Abecassis. 1883 in Lissabon geboren, war sie die Tochter
von Isaac Conquy Abecassis und Helena Nathan Bensaude

1913: In
Seattle, WA, vorletztes Treffen der National Charities and Correction, die
Hermann Wollenberger war als Delegierter aus Chicago, Illinois, anwesend.

Geburtsdatum von Ostrov, dem in Polen geborenen Nathan Maidenbaum, dem Ehemann von „the
ehemalige Esther Roserunan “, mit der er„ vier Töchter hatte, Hadassah Schreiber,
Rachel Gober, Tamar Petersiel und Ora Ramat “und„ zwei Söhne, Yehuda Aryeh und
Sholom “und der Präsident von Associated. Lebensmittelgeschäfte, die “ein Jude” waren
Gemeindevorsteher seit langem mit der Yeshiva University verbunden “

1914 (17th
von Tammuz, 5674): Parashat Balak

1914: Mr.
Abraham Holtzberg vom Hebrew Union College soll die Dienste leiten
heute morgen im Isaiah Temple in Chicago.

Sekretär der Marine Josephus Daniels, der 1942 sein Engagement verstärkte
für die Einrichtung eines jüdischen Nationalheims in Palästina und Assistent
Der Sekretär der Marine, Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., nahm am heutigen Start von teil
die USS Nevada, das erste moderne Schlachtschiff der Marine.

1914: Es war
berichtete heute, dass „Bernard Alexander, Professor für Philosophie an der
Budapest University “und der Autor mehrerer Texte zu diesem Thema“ war
zum Dekan der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität ernannt. “

1914: Es war
berichtete heute, dass Rabbi George Solomon aus Savannah, GA, plant, eine Sekunde zu machen
Besuch in Brunswick, GA, wo er plant, „die neu organisierten zu unterstützen
Gemeinde auf der Suche nach einem Rabbiner.

1914: Es war
berichtete heute, dass “Tempel Israel von Far Rockaway, NY”, angeführt von Rabbi Ephraim
Frisch “ist gerade Mitglied der Union of American Hebrew geworden
Kongregationen. “

1914 (17th
of Tammuz,5674): Seventy-three year old Julius Rodenberg, (born Julius Levy)
who “wrote the libretto to Anton Rubinstein’s opera, “Feramors” and who founded
the political journal Deutsche Rundschau in the
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1915: Dr.
Cyrus Adler addressed the opening session of the convention of the United
Synagogue of America today.

1915: As of
today, The Red Cross European Fund in New York City of which Jacob H. Schiff is
the treasurer has raised $511,185.56

Birthdate of Mortimer Caplan the New York attorney who was a founding member of
Caplin & Drysdale and who was appointed IRS Commissioner by President

1916: British
businessman and cricket enthusiast Sir Julien Cahn married Phyllis Muriel Wolfe
with whom he had three children – Patience, Albert Jonas who assumed the
baronetcy when his father passed away and Albert Jonas Cahn.

1917: Samuel
Katzprowsky, a native of Russia now residing in Berkeley, CA applied for a
patent on “a certain news and useful Process of Treating Dried Fruit” which
“relates to a processing of treating raisings, prunes, figs and other fruits
which are dried.”

1918: “At the
semi-annual convention of the Orthodox Rabbis of America” led by its President,
Rabbi Margolies of New York, being held at the Broadway Central Hotel,
“resolutions were adopted thanks Great Britain and the Allies for their formal
declarations favoring the establishment of a national Jewish homeland in

of Shevat, 5679): Parashat Bo

Birthdate of Russian born Israeli artist and author Benjamin Tammuz.

1919: In
Chicago, at B’nai Sholom Temple Israel services, led by Dr. Gerson Levin at are
scheduled to begin at 10:00

1919: In
Chicago, at Temple Sholom, services led by Rabbi Abram Hirschberg are scheduled
to begin at 10:30

1919: In
Chicago, at Temple Israel on Lawrence Avenue, services led by Rabbi Julius
Gussfeld at scheduled to begin at 10:00 as they do every Saturday morning.

1920: For a
second day in row there were no business meetings of Zionist International
Conference which will resume deliberations tomorrow, Monday.

1920: Olga
Ginsburg initiated the founding of the Women’s International Zionist
Organization (WIZO), together with representatives from organizations in Palestine,
England, Germany, Poland, The Netherlands, Russia and South Africa. Es war
decided to establish the central office in Palestine and to divide the work
between the world center and London. (As reported by Esther Carmel-Hakim)

1921: Former
US President William Howard Taft was sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the US
Supreme Court, becoming the only person to ever be both President and Chief
Justice.  Unlike the Associate Justices,
the Chief Justice has major administrative responsibility for both the High
Court and the Federal judiciary system. 
It was in this latter arena that both Louis Brandies and Felix
Frankfurter reported that Taft excelled.

of Tammuz, 5681): Sixty-nine year old Hungarian native Rabbi Joseph Zeisler,
the son Edouard and Josefine Zeisler, the “husband of Mrs. Hermaine Kafka
Zeisler and father of Eugene, Cornelius, Pauline and Florance Zeisle” who had
lead several congreagations including San Bernardino’s Congregation Emanu El
and Beth Ha-Tefilah in Ashville, NC, passed away today in Brooklyn.

1921: The
Irish War of Independence in which Robert “Bob” Briscoe, the second Jewish Lord
Mayor of Dublin, served in the Irish Republican Army and Sinn Fein, came to an

1922: In
Minneapolis, MN, Rabbi Calman David Matt and Lena Matt gave birth to U of
Pennsylvania Phi Beta Kappa graduate Hershel Johan Matt, who after earning a
MHL from JTS and receiving Semicha at JTS went to lead several congregations
while raising four children – Jonathan, Daniel, David and Deborah—with his wife

Birthdate of Helen Wasser, the native of the Lower East Side who gained fame as
the “matriarch” of Kutsher’s Country Club, the last of great borscht belt
hostelries. (As reported by Joseph Berger)

1923: Albert
Einstein delivers his Nobel Lecture in Gothenburg, Sweden

1923: In
Cieszyn, Poland, “Marek Pipes who ran a chocolate factory” and “homemaker Sara
Sofia (Haskelberg) Pipes, who went by Zosia” gave birth to Ryszard Edgar Pipes
who gained fame as Richard Pipes, the American historian who specialized in Russian

1924: It was
reported today that the Counsel for Fanny Brice’s husband Nicky Arnstein, who
had entered Leavenworth in May, “sought before General Sessions Judge Koenig to
have the charges against him relating to having received $5,000,000 of
securities stolen by messengers of Wall Street brokers five years ago

1926: The
first international conference of representatives of Liberal Judaism will open
in London today. Delegates from the reform congregations of the United States
and several European countries, ministers and laymen, are expected to
participate. The majority of the papers to be read at the conference will deal
with the fundamental aspects of Liberal Judaism today.

Birthdate of Holocaust survivor Vera Lindeblit, the Berlin native  whose father was murdered at Auschwitz and
who gained fame as Vera Stern, the one-time wife of Isaac Stern with whom she
helped to save Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball.

1927: The
Hadassah offices in New York City received a cable from Dr. E.M. Bluestone,
director of the Hadassah Medical Organization in Palestine stating that “the
earthquake situation ‘is well in hand.’” (As reported by William Grimes)

1927: In Los
Angeles, CA, electrical engineer Abraham “Abe” Maiman and inventor Rose
Abramson gave birth to Theodore Harold “Ted” Maiman the “American
engineer and physicist credited with the invention of the first working laser.”

1928 In
Cardiff, Wales, Litvaks “Barnett Janner and Elsie Sybil, née Cohen” gave birth
to Granville Janner, the Member of Parliament and future Baron Janner of
Braunstone whose sister Ruth became Lady Morris of Kenwood.

1929: Critic
and producer Mark Helleinger and Gladys Glad got married today.

Birthdate of Juergen Corleis whose mother was Jewish which did not keep him
from hiding as a student in an elite SS training school. A 1985 film produced
by Corleis is a permanent feature at the Bergen-Belsen memorial, where it has
been seen by millions of visitors.

Birthdate of literary critic Harold Bloom. Bloom is the Sterling Professor of
Humanities at Yale.  The Bronx born Bloom
is reputed to have learned Yiddish and literary Hebrew before he learned

1931: “Smart
Money” a gangster movie starring Edward G. Robinson (Emanuel Goldenberg) was
released in the United States today.

1931: In New
York City Charles Kelm, who was Jewish and the former Gertrud Gelien was not
gave birth to Arthur Andrew Klem who gained fame as Tab Hunter, the teenage
heartthrob who was raised by his mother after his parent’s divorce

Birthdate of George R Whyte, a British national who had been born in Budapest
and whose greatest claim to fame is his recognition as a “world authority on
the Dreyfus Affair.”

1933: In
Floral Park, NY, Dr. Abraham and Mrs. Phyllis Neuwirth gave birth to Robert
Samuels Neuwirth, “a prominent gynecologist who developed minimally invasive
techniques that helped many women avoid hysterectomies.” (As reported by
William Yardley.)

1936: A review
of What I Left Unsaid by Daisy, Princess of Pless (yes that is the name
of a real person) included her observation that “in Soviet Russia Jews ‘are
crucifying the Russian peoples as their ancestors crucified Christ.”  Furthermore “for twenty-five years the ‘low,
base Jewish profiteers’ who run the moving picture industry have ‘mentally
posed the people of the British Empire and have ‘almost destroyed the immense
prestige England once enjoyed’ throughout the world” and her solution is that
“Great Britain and Germany must unite for the good of mankind.”

1936: To the
surprise of everybody, Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg delivered a speech over the
radio tonight announcing “the conclusion of an agreement between Austria and
Nazi Germany” which has left “the Jewish population fearful” because “it sees
the door opening to rapid Nazification of Austria and the introduction of
German methods of anti-Semitism.”

1937: Composer
George Gershwin passed away. Born in 1898, Gershwin made musical history during
his very short lifetime. Among his most famous productions was “Porgy and
Bess” a classic whose music is still sung today.

1937: “In
Jerusalem, the Arab National Defense issued a manifesto severely condemn the
recommendation of the British Royal Commission for splitting Palestine into separate
Arab and Jewish states and the creation of a new British mandate controlling
the holy cities of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth.”

1937: George
Srausser Messersmith who as head of the US Consulate in Germany during the Nazi
rise to power granted a life-saving visa to Albert Einstein completed his
service as U.S. Ambassador to Austria today.

1938: During
an appearance in the House of Commons, Colonial Secretary Malcolm MacDonald
refused to respond to an inquiry about whether he would ask the French to expel
the Grand Mufti from Syria, the base from which he is directing the on-going
campaign of violence gripping Palestine.

1939: In
London, “the War Office announced tonight that because of ‘improved conditions’
in Palestine one brigade of British infantry would be transferred shortly from
there to Egypt.”

Admiral Raeder met with Hitler today where he persuaded the Nazi leader that a
combined massive bombing attack and aggressive submarine attacks would be the
best way to bring England to her knees with all that this would mean for the
implementation of the Final Solution in the British Isles.

Liepāja, Latvia, SS-Untersturmführer (Second Lieutenant) Wolfgang Kügler
replaced Erhard Grauel, as commander of Einsatzkommando 2 today and continued shooting
“small groups of Jews’ every evening.

1941(16th of
Tammuz, 5701): Forty-four year old  bond
broker, Monroe Mayhoff, who had risen to the rank of Captain while serving in
the New York National Guard passed away today. He was the son of Charles Mayhoff
and Ameilia Levy Mayhoff who survived both her husband and son.

1941:  Following the murder of most of the Jews at
Jedwabne, Poland by the Polish population on the previous days, the Germans
reasserted their authority and forbade the Poles from killing any more Jews on
their own.

1941: The
Gestapo officially took control of the prisons in Riga where “Latvian gangs had
already killed a number of Jewish inmates.”

Sixty-four year old artist and designer Friedrich Adler, the native of
Laupeheim whose”birthplace is now the Café Hermes, was shipped to Auschwitz
today and was killed soon after because he was “judged too old to work.”

1942: This day
was called the “Black Sabbath” in Salonica, Greece. Ten thousand men
were assembled for forced labor registration by the Germans. Surrounded by
machine gun carrying Germans, 7,000 Jews had to stand erect, and sometimes in a
squatting position in the 100 degree sun under threat of death nearly all day.
An untold number of Jews died because they were beaten, tortured, and deprived
of both food and water. Nine thousand of them are assigned to the Organisation
labor battalions.

1943: In the
early morning hours, airborne troops drop onto Sicily followed by a seaborne
assault by troops under the command of Patton and Montgomery in what was known
as Operation Husky.  At that time
Operation Husky was the largest amphibious assault ever attempted and its
success depended on fooling the enemy as to where the landings would take
place.  Thanks to Operation Mincemeat,
which has been described as the Allies’ most successful act of deception during
the war, the Axis forces were taken by surprise.  Operation Mincemeat was masterminded by
Captain Ewen Montagu, a member of a prominent British Jewish family who would
serve as President of the United Synagogue and Vice President of the
Anglo-Jewish Association. [For more
about this fascinating act of deception see a movie called The Man Who Never
Was or read Operation Mincemeat.]

1943: Martin
Bormann, head of the Nazi Party secretariat, issued a circular on the
instructions of Hitler. “Whenever the Jewish question was brought up in
public, there may be no discussion of a future overall solution. It may however
be mentioned that the Jews are taken in groups for appropriate labor

1944: “Prime
Minister Winston Churchill put an end to the proposal to swap Jews for trucks
and other goods with a memo that there should be ‘no negotiations of any kind
on this subject.’”

Birthdate of Michael Abraham Levy, “a Labour member of the House of Lords,
President of Jewish Care and the Jewish Free School, and formerly the chief
fundraiser for the Labour Party and several charities.”

1944: The
Nazis liquidated the Kovno Ghetto.

[1945: The
British High Commissioner caves in to Arab pressure and issues a decree ending
the Jerusalem municipality.  He imposed a
system of six British officials to administer the city, a system that ended the
democratically elected government of Jerusalem.

[1945: During
WW II, at Pearl Harbor, Dr. Abraham Koransky who was awarded the Silver Start
for his role at the Battle of Attu in 1943, married “Lt. Pauline Setnetsky, an
Army nurse” in a marriage that lasted until he passed away in 1999.

1946: A
Polish primate, Cardinal August Hlond, blames the Jews of Kielce, Poland, for
the murderous pogrom that had taken place on July 4.

1947: Today,
the SS Exodus, a dilapidated American coastal steamer, with 23 year old Yitzhak
Ahronovitch at the helm left Sete, France filled with Jewish refugees who
planning on defying the British ban on Jewish immigration to Palestine.  The events surrounding the real SS Exodus
would form the nucleus of Exodus by Leon Uris, a novel (and later movie) that provided
a sympathetic description of events surrounding the birth of the modern state
of Israel.

1947: George
Srausser Messersmith who as head of the US Consulate in Germany during the Nazi
rise to power granted a life-saving visa to Albert Einstein completed his
service as U.S. Ambassador to Argentina today.

1948: During
“Operation Danny,” Israeli forces captured Lydda.

Birthdate of Norman Lebrecht the native of London known as a controversial
music and cultural affairs critic

1949: United
Nations officials led by Brig. Gen. William E. Riley of the United States
Marine Corps hope that the disagreement between the Syrians and Israelis over
“the demilitarization of a small strip of territory three miles long around
Samakh on the southeast shore of Lake Tiberias” can be “ironed out” before
tomorrow’s scheduled armistice talks.

1950: The New
York Times reports that Crown Publishers will distribute “an American edition
of Ari Ibn-Zahav’s second novel, David and Bathsheba in 1951.  “The book, on which the author worked nearly
seven years covering those places in Israel where the incidents took place was
published in Hebrew in Jerusalem in 1929.”
Jessica My Daughter was the name of Ibn-Zahav’s first novel.

1950: Two
British planes which had landed at Lydda Airport without permission last week
have been released by Israeli and are scheduled to leave Lydda Airport today.
The two planes had landed in Israel on July 9 carrying more than 100 Iraqi Jews
who had fled to Teheran where they had chartered these two British
aircraft.  The planes had been detained
because landing rights had been obtained for only one plane.

1951: The Jerusalem Post reported that Israel
had been allocated $23.5m. grant-in-aid under the economic part of the US
Mutual Security Program for the Middle East. The size of the no-man’s-land in
Jerusalem had been reduced by marking of the border houses by the joint
Israel-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission. Syria asked Iraq to withdraw all its
troops which had been sent to reinforce the Syrian forces during the Hula
conflict with Israel.

1951: In in Winthrop,
Massachusetts, Rabbi and psychologist Dr. Simon “Sy” Eckstein and his
wife Belle Eckstein (née Hirschman]of Tampa, Florida, gave birth to Rabbi
Yechiel Eckstein.

1951: Today,
W.H. Young, a deputy undersecretary of state, “sent a secret cablegram to the
American consul in Haifa, directing that the passport of Paul Shulman” the man
described a Israel’s Vounteer Admiral “be canceled except for travel to the
United States.

1952: In New
York, Theresa (née Volmer) Lang and Eugene Lang, a prominent entrepreneur and
philanthropist gave birth to actor and playwright Stephen Lang, the youngest
brother of Jane and David Lang.

“Speaking at a reception given by Labour MPs in honour of a Histadrut
delegation of 62 American and Canadian Jews en route to Israel,” “Labour Party
leaders praised the courage and enthusiasm of the new State of Israel and said
that it would overcome the great odds which it faces.

of Tammuz, 5713): Parashat Matot-Masei

of Tammuz, 5713): Seventy-one year old Konigsburg native and NYU trained
attorney Harry Zirn, the chess champion and co-founder of the Brooklyn Jewish
Center on Eastern Parkway who was the husband of Fanny Zirn with whom he had
three daughters pp Hilda, Sylvia and Ruth – passed away today.

1955: Susan
Strasberg, who was nominated for a Tony for her portrayal of Anne Frank,
appeared on the cover of Life Magazine.

1955: Funeral
services are scheduled to be held in the Bronx, for Anna Thaler, the “daughter
of the late Aaron and Gertrude Thaler.”

Seventy-four year old Vienna born banker Felix Somary who before the Anschluss
repeatedly tried to get Baron Louis Nathaniel de Rothschild to leave Austria
passed away today.

1957: Funeral
services are scheduled to be held today in the Bronx, Samuel Cohen the father
of Jack Cohen and Pauline Gluckow and the brother of Sadie Garson.

1958: In
Tunisia, one of the last vestiges of this venerable community, The Jewish
Community Council in Tunisia was dissolved. The Jewish Community Council was
one of the last vestiges of the venerable Tunisian Jewish Community. The Jewish
Community in Tunisia traced its roots to the days of the Second Temple. The
community began in Carthage, the rival to Rome that you may remember as the
homeland of the great general, Hannibal. Soon after the council was dissolved,
the Hara, (Jewish quarter) together with the oldest synagogue was destroyed as
part of a slum-clearance project.

of Tammuz, 5718): Seventy-six year old Sir Eric Miller the Chairman of the
Board of Harrisons and Crosfield who was lifelong champion of the rubber
industry passed away today.

Birthdate of New York comedian, comic actor and scriptwriter Barry Sobel

of Tammuz, 5721): Thirty one year old Sidney Cole, who had ridden his first
victory in 1950 “died today after being thrown from the saddle of a 2 year old
filly and into a guard rail at Aqueduct.”

Birthdate of Ophir Pines-Paz, the native of Rishon LeZion who served as an MK
and filled several ministerial posts.

of Tammuz, 5722): Today, a day after his 57th birthday Polish native
Maurice B. Pekarsky who came to the United States in 1921 and was ordained in
1933 by Hebrew Union College after which he began a lifetime of service to
Hillel including serving as Director of the Jewish College youth organization
at the University of Chicago starting in 1940 passed away.

1963: Arthur
Goldreich, a South African Jew, who helped lead the armed struggle against
apartheid in South Africa was among the top 16 ANC leaders who were arrested
today at Liliesleaf.  This was the farm
where Goldreich posed as the manager while Nelson Mandel masqueraded as his
houseboy in their fight against the apartheid government of South Africa.

1964: One day
after he had passed away, funeral services were scheduled to be held today in
New York for eighty year old Chicago born University
of Michigan alum and advertising executive Louis H. Hartman who began his
career with Lord and Thomas in 1922 and who raised bees while raising his son Robert
with his wife Ann Hoffman Hartman.

1966(23rd of
Tammuz, 5726): Poet Delmore Schwartz, the son of Jewish immigrants from Romania
passed away.

1966: In Los
Angeles, Sandy (née Klein) and Gerry Grunberg gave birth to American television
actor Gregory Phillip Grunberg,

1967: The
Battle of Rumani a naval engagement that took place tonight between Israeli and
Egyptian naval forces, near the vicinity of Rumani. Two Egyptian torpedo boats
were sunk in the action for no Israeli losses.

1969: As “open
warfare” appeared to have opened along the Suez Canal, today “Israel charged
the cease-fire had been broken because of recurrent armed attacks from the Arab
side” such as the Egyptian commando raid across the Suez Canal last night in
which four Israelis were killed and four were wounded.

Eighty-fifth anniversary of the birth of to “calligrapher, designer and artist
Joseph B. Abrahams, the husband of “the former Mrs. Lillian Manning” whose
creations included “the bronze doors of Temple Emanu-El” in New York and
“the interior décor for the Ziegfeld Follies” and whose communal efforts
included serving as the “head of the Overseas Depart of the Jewish Welfare
Board” and “Secretary of the Jewish Theological Seminary” starting in 1902 who
passed away on July 1, 1969.

of Tammuz, 5731): Tzom Tammuz is observed because the 17th fell on

of Tammuz, 5731): Seventy-six year old Albany Law School trained attorney
Reuben Lazarus, the New York born son of Isaac Lazarus, the husband of “the
former Freedman” and the father of Andrew J. Lazarus who was a closed aid to
Mayor Fiorello La Guardia passed away today.

1972: Second
day of The Democratic National Convention which Robert Abrams, the 9th
Borough President of the Bronx attended as a delegate from New York.

Birthdate of actor Michael Rosenbaum whose current claim to fame is his
portrayal of Superman’s evil opponent – Lex Luthor.

of Tammuz, 5733): Seventy-eight year old jurist Simon Sobeloff who served as
Solicitor General passed away today.

“Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold,” a sequel to “Cleopatra Jones”
starring Norman Fell was released today in the United States.

1976: The Jerusalem Post reported that Israel
told the UN Security Council that the entire Entebbe hijack affair was one of
collusion, from beginning to end, on the part of the Ugandan government and
Palestinian terrorists. Israeli envoy Chaim Herzog challenged Uganda to produce
Mrs. Dora Bloch, who was both a British and Israeli national and was
hospitalized in Entebbe the day before the raid.

1976: In a
pre-recorded interview broadcast today on the CBS news program Face the Nation,
“Prime Minister Rabin denounced President Amin becase ‘For years he has given
refuge, assistance, training, support of all kinds to Palestinian terror
organizations that worked against Israel.’”

1976: “An
all-black cast staged the first Broadway review” of “Guys and Dolls a musical
with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows”
which  opened with a preview performance
today at the Broadway Theatre.

of Tammuz, 5738): Seventy-two year old “art historian and critic” Harold
Rosenberg passed away today.

of Tammuz, 5738): Fifty-four year old New York native Dr. Irving Geschwind, “a
member of the faculty in the Department of Animal Husbandry at UC Davis” passed
away today.

1978: The
trial of Anatoly Sharansky continued for a second day.

of Tammuz, 5741): Shabbat Balak observed during the 11th Maccabiah
Games which began on July 6.

1983(1st of
Av, 5743): Rosh Chodesh Av

1983: Fifty
year old Brooklyn born Harvard undergrad and Yale trained “Dr. Richard K.
Gershon, professor of pathology, immunology and biology at the Yale University
School of Medicine and a leader in the exploration of the immune system” who
was the husband of “the former Robyn Mione” and the father of one daughter,
Alexandra, passed away.

1986: In Los
Angles “Lee Schwartz, a business consultant to manufacturing companies, and
Olivia Goodkin, an attorney” gave birth to Offensive Tackle Geoff Schwartz

1986: As part
of the celebrations of the centennial of the Statue of Liberty, Liz Lerman’s Still
was performed in Manhattan..

1987(14th of
Tammuz, 5747): Avi Ran, Israeli goalkeeper for Maccabia Haifa died in a boating

1987(14th of
Tammuz, 5747): Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman passed away. Born in 1901 at
Daŭhinava he “was a prominent Talmudic scholar… who founded and served as Rosh
Yeshiva of Yeshiva Ner Yisroel in Baltimore.

1988: Today,
Economics Minister Gad Yaacobi said the 7-month Arab uprising has cost Israel
more than $600 million, including losses in tourism, exports and production
revenues. Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin said Israel has spent about $160
million to quell the unrest.

1994: The second
round of family tours of Israel sponsored by the American Jewish Congress are
scheduled to begin today.

1995: Today
the “decoded Venona cables indicating Julius Rosenberg’s involvement in
espionage were released by NSA and CIA.

1997: The Mall
at Tuttle Crossing which had been developed by Taubman Centers, a real estate
development firm founded by A. Alfred Taubman and which included Lazarus as one
of its anchor department stores opened today.

of Tammuz, 5757): Eighty-five year old Edward Lasker, the son of Albert Davis
Lasker and his first wife Flora, who was a movie producer, thoroughbred
racehorse owner and businessman passed away today.

1999: Roman
Bronfman and Alexander Tzinker left Yisrael BaAliyah and formed the Democratic
Choice faction.

of Tammuz, 5759): Seventy-nine year old Everett Greenbaum, the native of
Buffalo, NY, who wrote scripts for several movies starring Don Knotts and who
wrote script for numerous popular television shows including “Mr. Peepers” and
“MASH” passed away today.

1999: The
New York Times
reviews books by Jewish authors and/or of special interest
to Jewish readers including recently release paperback editions of Explaining
Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil” by Ron Rosenbaum and “Between
Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany”, by Marion A. Kaplan.

2000; Talks
opened at Camp David between Yasser Arafat and Ehud Barak under the auspices of
Bill Clinton. “Israeli Prime Minsiter, Ehud Barak, tells US President, Bill
Clinton, his starting position: Jerusalem would never be shared. Palestinian
Chairman, Yasser Arafat, demands half Jerusalem as his capital and Palestinian
sovereignty over what the Muslims know as the Haram al-Sharif, which is the
Jews’ Temple Mount.”

2002: An
exhibition entitled “Michael Rovner: The Space Between” opened at the Whitney
Museum in New York City.

2000: Yithak
Vankin ended his service as Deputy Minister of Communications when Shas
resigned from the government today.

2000: Haim
Ramon succeeded Natan Sharansky as Internal Affairs Minister.

2000: Eli
Suissa completed his service as Minister of Energy and Water Resources

2000: Starting
today, President Clinton hosted negotiations between Prime Minister Ehud Barak
and Chairman Yassar Arafat aimed at creating “an agreement on permanent

2001: Today
Israeli Army bulldozers levelled houses and shops at Rafah “on the Gaza Strip’s
border with Egypt” which the army said “had been used by Palestinian gunmen as
cover for attacks on Israeli troops.”

2001: “Sixty
years after as many as 1,600 Jews were killed in eight hours in a village in
northeast Poland, the nation’s president offered a strong apology today: it was
not Nazi soldiers, he affirmed, but ordinary Poles who beat, stabbed and,
finally, burned their fellow villagers alive in a barn.” (As reported by Ian

2002: In
Helena, Montana, the building that housed Temple Emanu-El which had been
dedicated in 1891 “was placed on the National Register of Historic Places”

2003: Kate
by A. Scott Berg “a biography-cum-memoir detailing his 20-year
friendship with the Hollywood actress Katharine Hepburn was published today, 12
days before her death.

of Tammuz, 5764): “Sgt. Ma’ayan Na’im, 19, of Bat Yam, was murdered and 33
others were wounded when a bomb exploded at a bus stop in downtown Tel Aviv at
about 7 a.m. One person was critically wounded, four were moderately wounded,
and the rest were lightly hurt.”

2004(22nd of
Tammuz, 5764): Eighty-two year old fitness guru Joe Gold, the creator of the
ubiquitous Gold’s Gyms, passed away today. (As reported by Wolfgang Saxon)

2005: Opening
ceremonies for the 17th Maccabiah.

2005: The
second version of “The Woman White” opened with Alexandra Silber in the role of

“Grilled” featuring Lisa Edelstein, Michael Rapaport and Barry Newman “was
released direct-to-video in the United States today.

2007: Ninety­-two
year old American born Canadian businessman, philanthropist and theatrical
impresario Ed Mirvish, the owner of Hones Ed’s discount store passed away

2007: In
Sydney, Australia, the International Conference of Christian and Jews comes to
an end.

2008: US
Ambassador to Israel Richard Jones leave his post, some three years after
taking up the position. He will be replaced by James Cunningham, whose
appointment has already been confirmed by the US Senate.

2008: U.S.
premiere of “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” produced by Lloyd Levin and Joe Roth,
co-starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair and Jeffrey Tambor and with music by Danny

2008: At a conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Orion
Center held by the Hebrew University’s Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies and
the Israel Museum
Professor Israel Knohl from the Department of Bible
Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem presented a new and surprising
interpretation to a text found on a stone tablet that has been called the
”Vision of Gabriel”. According to his interpretation, the word Hayia – or
”will live” – that appears on the tablet is an old form of the imperative
word ”Live!” and shows that the angel Gabriel resurrected a messianic leader
by the name of Sar HaSarin, or ”prince of princes” three days after his

2009: In Tel
Aviv, Israel faces Russia in Day 2 of the Davis Cup Quarterfinals.

2009: At the
Jerusalem Film Festival, a screening of “Camera Obscura” a film based on a
novel by Angélica Gorodisher set at the end of the 19th century, in a colony of
Jewish immigrants living in Entre Ríos Province, Argentina.

2010: The
final performance of the World Premiere engagement of The Socialization of
Ruthie Shapiro is scheduled to take place at Theatre West in Los Angeles.

2010: The
New York Times
features reviews of books by Jewish authors and/or of
special interest to Jewish readers including The Council of Dads: My
Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me
by Bruce Feiler and The
Men Who Would Be King
by Nicole LaPorte which chronicles how Jewish showbiz
veterans Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg banded together
to form DreamWorks SKG, their own custom-­designed production studio and the
first new Hollywood studio in 60 years.

2010: The 70th
yahrzeit of Vladimir Ze’ev Jabotinsky was marked today, at Mount Herzl cemetery
in Jerusalem, by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres

2011: Nirvana,
a dance show from Korea, based on ancient ritual Buddhist dances, is scheduled
to performed at the Performing Arts Center in Herzliya

2011: The
“Boycott Bill” was approved in its final reading in the Knesset
tonight, after a plenum discussion that lasted nearly six hours and uncertainty
throughout the day as to whether a vote would take place.

Argentinean Rabbi Sergio Bergman won a seat on the Buenos Aires municipal
legislature today, leading the vote tally with 45 percent of the votes.  Bergman garnered triple the number of votes
of the candidate who came in second place, Juan Cabandié of the Victory Front
Party,  who won 14 percent of the vote.

2011: A
leading rabbi and halachic authority in Israel has recognized the Chuetas of
Palma de Majorca as Jewish, the Shavei Israel organization announced today..

2011: A
four-alarm fire broke out tonight at an Upper East Side synagogue, Congregation
Kehilath Jeshurun, which was being renovated, spitting flames through
stained-glass windows, destroying the roof and heavily damaging the upper
floors, the Fire Department said.

2011: Aaron
“Swartz was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, computer
fraud, unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer and
recklessly damaging a protected computer.”

2012: While it
is said that “wine gladdens the hear” the Historic 6th & I Synagogue
in Washington, DC turns its attention to another form of fermented refreshment
tonight when it is scheduled to host “Summer Brews: A Season Tasting with The
Beer Activist.”

2012: The 92nd
Street Y is scheduled to present “Saving America’s Working Class” – a
discussion with James Carville and Stan Greenberg.”  (Guess which one is not Jewish)

2012: In
Jerusalem, Dalik Voloniz is scheduled to moderate “Destruction and Hope,” a
pre–Tisha B’Av event that combines discussion, song, and music.

2012: Former
US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice today confirmed the accuracy of her
account of a 2008 meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in
which he had told her why he couldn’t accept then-Israeli prime minister Ehud
Olmert’s terms for a permanent Israeli-Palestinian peace accord. In einem (n
interview over the weekend, Abbas had denied that the conversation Rice
described and quoted in her memoir had taken place at all.

of Tammuz, 5772): Eighty-seven year old author Donald J. Sobol passed away
today.(As reported by Denise Grady)

2012: A
meeting between Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon and MK Yohanan Plesner
focused on drafting universal conscription legislation ended today with the two
sides unable to come together, and with Plesner storming out.

of Tammuz, 5772):Eighty-seven year old ” Marvin S. Traub, the retailing
impresario who transformed Bloomingdale’s from a stodgy Upper East Side family
department store into a trendsetting international showcase of style and
showmanship in the 1970s and ’80s” passed away today. (As reported by Robert D

“The Longest Journey – The Last Days of the Jews of Rhodes” is scheduled to be
shown at the 30th Jerusalem Film Festival.

In San Francisco, the Contemporary Jewish Museum is scheduled to host an
examination of the life of Allen Ginsberg entitled “The Beat Generation with
Biographer Bill Morgan and Poet David Meltzer”

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide and the
International Study Group for Education and Research on Anti-Semitism are
scheduled to sponsor a workshop that seeks to analyze “the University and
College Union, Anti-Semitism and the boycotts campaigns against Israel”

The UKJF is scheduled to sponsor a screening of “Salsa Tel Aviv” preceded by a
free salsa class.

In the second such attack in two days, this evening a uniformed soldier was
assaulted in the capital by fellow haredim opposed to ultra- Orthodox army service.
According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, around 6:30 p.m., while the
soldier was walking alone on Shmuel Hanavi Street, the assailants drove up and
began cursing him and throwing objects at him without provocation. (As reported
by Daniel K. Eisenbud and Jeremy Sharon)

Today, Nicholas Brooks, the second of Joseph Brook’s (Joseph Kaplan) children
was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, a crime for which he was
sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Gal Mekel a native of Ramat HaSharon to a
three-year minimum fully guaranteed contract, and he became the second Israeli
to join the NBA

Egypt is reported to be prepared to ask Israel for permission, under the terms
of their decade’s long peace treaty, to enter the Sinai with such sufficient
forces “to launch a broad campaign to root out Islamic extremists in the
largely wild peninsula.” (As reported by Asher Zeiger)

of Av, 5773): Eighty-six year old Reuven Helman, a Weightlifting Champion, hero
of the 1948 War for Independence and follower of the Lubavitcher Rebbe passed
away today.

Members of SHINDC (Sephardic Heritage in DC) are scheduled to lead a service
spiced with Sephardi traditions, melodies, and practices, followed by a Persian
(Iranian) dinner at the Historic 6th & I Synagogue.

John and Susan Nicholson are scheduled to play at the Summer Kaleidoscope Music
Series in Milwaukee which begins after Shabbat eve services.

A group of anti-Israel hackers who support the Palestinian terrorists are
scheduled to launch a large-scale cyber-attack on Israel with a denial of
service (DDOS) Attack. (As reported by David Shamah)

“At least one rocket fired from southern Lebanon exploded early this morning in
an open area near Metula, Israel’s most northern town sitting on the Lebanese
border.” (As reported by Roi Kais and Itay Blumenthal)

“Rocket fire on Israel from Gaza continued tonight as Israel went into the

“The Israel Air Force targeted a meeting of senior terrorists in the Gaza
Strip, the IDF said tonight, after a day of Israeli air strikes in Gaza and
Gazan rockets on Israel.”

The new documentary about Amy Winehouse which was first shown at the Cannes
Film Festival is scheduled to be shown today at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

The Eden-Tamir Music Center is scheduled to host the Ensemble Concertante.

Larry and Mindy are scheduled to perform at Ornament Harmonya Gallery in Jaffa.

Maxwell Wiley of State Supreme Court in Manhattan, is to rule on a series of
evidentiary issues in the case in which Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing
of Etan Patz, the 6 year old Jewish boy who vanished in 1979.

“Weiner” a documentary about the disgraced New York Congressman whose wife is a
close confidante of Hillary Clinton is scheduled to be shown at the Jerusalem
Film Festival.

Russ and Daughters is scheduled to celebrate the New Catch Holland Herring
Season which includes New Catch Holland trays certified as kosher by the Chief
Rabbinate of Holland at the Astor Center today, a month after holding such a
celebration at the Jewish Museum.

“Tribe is scheduled to come together to practice mindfulness in a session that
will include mindfulness readings, guided meditation, and discussion for the
purpose of being present in the moment as a community” at Congregation Rodeph
Sholom in NYC.

“A tournament named after” Holocaust survivor and wrestler Josef Roytman “who
can be credit with the Russian martial art Sambo to Israel” “in honor of the 20th
Maccabiah Games is scheduled to take place in Bat Yam today “with participants
from the world Sambo team, Maccabi Russia, and the Israeli team all competing
for the Josef Roytman medal.”

“Several hundred Bostonians gathered to rededicate the New England Holocaust
Memorial today following an act of vandalism committed two weeks ago.” (As
reported by Matt Lebovic)

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is scheduled to host a screening of “The
Muses of Bashevis Singer” followed by a Question and Answer session with
Director Asaf Galay.

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Today placed “Maj-Gen. (res.) Eli Marom the former commander of the Israeli
Navy under house arrest after question him for hours on suspicion of receiving
bribes in the multi-million dollar purchase of naval vessels from Germany” (As
reported by TOI)

“The Cakemaker” is scheduled to be shown at The 9th Annual AXELROD
Israel Jewish Film Festival.

JW3 is scheduled to host a screening of episodes four through six of “Your
Honor” the Israeli series directed by Ron Ninio in London today.

“With the opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup games, “Kulna Jerusalem” and the
Tower of David Museum” are scheduled to present “a penalty-kick contest for the
general public at the Tower of David Museum garden exit” after which “when
Jerusalem discovers who the penalty-kick champions are, the second game of the
semi-finals will be screened both at the Tower of David and Jaffa Gate in
Hebrew and Arabic.

In California, the Oshman Family Jewish Center is scheduled to host a
conversation with Anne Kornblut and former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet
Napolitano who will discuss her book How Safe Are We?

The American Sephardi Federation is scheduled to present the first night-time
performance of “The Marriage of Figaro” adapted and directed by David Serero
who stars as Figaro.

In London, JW3 is scheduled to host the final two screenings of “Tel Aviv on

As part of the Yiddish Civilization Lecture Series, The YIVO Institute for
Jewish Research is scheduled to host an English language lecture on “Myth and
History in the Russian Past”

“B’nai Jeshurun Congregation is scheduled to host “Starbucks, Bread & Torah

Temple Israel of Boston is scheduled to host on line “Clergy Havdalah,
Cocktails and Mocktails.”

The Eden Tamir Center is scheduled host “The Best of Chamber Music” with
cellist Simcha Heled and pianist Michael Zartsekel

In Cedar Rapids, Temple Judah is scheduled to host Saturday Morning Shabbat
Service Live Online where congregants will offer to comfort Carolyn Simon over
the loss of her cousin Dr. Daniel Kaufer best known for his work “on Lewy Body
Dementia and Primary Progressive Aphasia.

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As they prepare to continue with their Shabbat observance  Israelis are working  “to continue to respond to a once-in-a-century
health crisis involving individual citizens and many layers of bureaucracy, yet
because government guidelines change frequently, there is confusion about what
to do.”

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