Torah Tidbits

20 April 2014 / 20 Nisan 5774
Issue 1003
Parshat B’haalot’cha
June 09, 2012

Word of the Month

Word of the Month

On the 20th of Sivan, over 50 Jewish men and women were burned at the stake in Blois France, 1171, as a result of the first ritual-murder trial in Europe. Rabbeinu Tam declared a fast day to mark the event. The day was confirmed as a fast day centuries later, in Poland, following the murder of thousands of Jews during the Chmielnicki massacres, 1648 (TACH V’TAT).
On 20 Sivan 5742, the costliest battle of the Lebanon War, the battle of Sultan Yakub, with 30 IDF dead and 3 longterm MIA.

Did you know… Although Yom Yerushalayim is 28 Iyar, the 20th of Sivan marks the day that Israel annexed the Old City and officially untied all of Jerusalem - in 1967.

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