“Unprovoked Attack” or A Deep State War? 
“Israel and Hamas at war after surprise attacks from Gaza Strip” reported the Guardian, adding “A ground infiltration by Hamas gunmen into Israeli towns and villages on the periphery – an unprecedented development in the 16 years since the Islamists took over the strip – is ongoing, with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) saying that at one point, seven villages and towns were under Hamas control.”

God’s call to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6) has never been more urgent than it is today.

Taliban Releases Statement Following the Israel-Hamas War — Urges Islamic Nations and International Community to Act Against Israel 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) has released an official statement in the wake of the recent Israel-Hamas war. The statement outlines the Taliban’s stance on the issue and calls upon Islamic countries and international organizations to take action against Israel.

Israel to evacuate communities around the Gaza Strip, North 
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has ordered an evacuation on Sunday for the communities near the Gaza Strip and for communities up north, according to Israeli media.

A Contract for COVID-19 Research was issued 3 months before COVID-19 was known to “officially” exist by the U.S. D.O.D
…why does United States Government data show that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded a contract on the 12th November 2019 to Labyrinth Global Health INC. for ‘COVID-19 Research’, at least one month before the alleged emergence of the novel coronavirus, and three months before it was officially dubbed Covid-19?

U.S. moves carrier strike group closer to Israel amid fear of multi-front war


Israel At War
The great earthquake of the Ezekiel 38 war has NOT begun. But we are in the midst of a major foreshock. In the last few hours, Hamas fired thousands of missiles from Gaza into Israel. They targeted Israeli civilians. Hamas soldiers broke through checkpoints and bulldozed parts of the border fence. Their army attacked Israeli neighborhoods in border towns, randomly killing and randomly taking hostages.

The Day of Infamy When Hamas Slaughtered and Abducted Hundreds of Jews
Palestinian terrorist group Hamas unleashed horrific attacks on a massive scale against Israeli civilians by land, sea, and air on October 7th. The terrorists launched their savage rampage on the Jewish Sabbath and holiday of Simchat Torah, committing numerous war crimes and crimes against humanity against defenseless Israeli civilians in what is being called Israel’s 9/11.

BREAKING: U.S. Naval Warships Being Deployed to Middle East as ‘Show of Support’ for Israel in Escalating War
Multiple news outlet are confirming that the U.S. Navy is deploying warships to the Middle East in what officials say is a “show of support” for Israel in its military response to a Hamas surprise attack on Saturday. Military aircrafts will be moved closer to Israel, U.S. officials said. The deployment is set to commence immediately, but the ships are not expected to be in the region for several days.




Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Charlemagne treated
to his Jewish subjects well, even if it meant parting from the doctrine of the
Church. For example, he extended the rights previously granted to the Jews of Narbonne
by his father. Jews “mingled freely at the Frankish court in defiance of canon
law…Disputes between Jews were resolved in Jewish courts.” The increased
protection and freedom offered to the Jews by Charlemagne resulted in increased
commercial and financial activity, especially trade with the Islamic world.

Judah ben Elijah Hadassi a Karaite Jewish scholar who lived in Constantinople
began working on Eshkol ha-Kofter, “a treatise on the Ten Commandments.”

After having negotiated a treaty with Saladin following the Battle of Jaffa,
that created a three year truce, Richard III left Acre for a planned return to

During the 5th Crusade, a force led by King Andrew II of Hungary
landed on Cyprus “from where they sailed to Acre and joined John of Brienne,
ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem” and others who were preparing to fight the
Ayyubids of Syria.

In Spain, King James I of Aragon founded the Kingdom of Valencia. In 1263,
James I presided over the disputation between Nachmanides and a convert to
Christianity named Paul Christian.

English scholar and theologian, Robert Grosseteste, the Bishop of Lincoln who
in 1244 “decided that the jurisdiction in dipsutes between Jews and Scholars at
Oxford should rest with the Chancellor of the University and who was “widely
consulted on the correct attitude to be adopted toward Jews” passed away today.

Birthdate of Denis I who as King of Portugal resisted pressure by the clergy to
“invoke the restrictions placed on the Jews by the Fourth Lateran Council.
1264: The army of King Alfonso the Wise of Castile conquered the Spanish city
of Jerez that had been held by the Moors since 711. The Jewish community of
Jerez, complete with a separate Juderia or Jewish quarter had existed since the
time of the Moors. At the time of the Spanish conquest, the city had two
synagogues with Don Yucaff and his son Don Todros each living in one of the
“houses of the rabbis” Among those Jews to whom the king gave houses and/or
lands were “Don Yehuda Mosca who made translations from Arabic into Spanish for
the king; the “almoxarife” Don Mayr, or rather Mür de Malhea, and his
son Çag (Isaac); Çimha (Simḥah) Xtaruçi, whose father lost his life and the
whole of his large fortune during the rebellion of the city; Don Vellocid
(Vellecid), “ballestero del rey a caballo”; Solomon Ballestero; and
Axucuri Ballestero—the last three being in the king’s army.” [Editor’s Note –
As can be seen from this entry, the image of the Spanish Jews flourishing under
the Moors and suffering under the Christians is not an accurate one.]

1290(3rd of Cheshvan, 5051): Today,
St. Denis’s Day, the Jews of London departed in accordance with the Edward’s
order of expulsion which was to take full effect in November.

Birthdate of Peter I, the King of Cyprus and Kingdom of Jerusalem one of those
monarchs who attended “The Banquet of Five Kings “in 1363)

1334: Casmir the Great (Poland) renewed the Charter of Boleslav, granting Jews
the freedom of residence in all areas of the kingdom. This document was
instrumental in encouraging Jews to begin to flee Germany and move east. King
Kazimierz showed how favorably disposed towards Jews he was when he confirmed
the privileges granted to Jewish Poles in 1264 by Boleslaus V. Under penalty of
death, he prohibited the kidnapping of Jewish children for the purpose of
enforced Christian baptism. He inflicted heavy punishment for the desecration
of Jewish cemeteries. He invited Jews who were being persecuted elsewhere to
settle in Poland, protecting them as ‘people of the king.’

Despite the best efforts by “his physician Moses ibn Zarzal” King John I died

Henry III who appointed the Jewish convert to Christianity Paul of Burgos
keeper of the royal seal and Lord Chancellor began his reign as King of Castile
and Leon.

A royal order was dispatched by Ferdinand and Isabella “to the governors of
provinces to furnish the new inquisitors and their retinue with everything
necessary for their journey to Seville” and at the same time declared that
their privileges were the same as those ranted by Emperor Frederik II to the inquisitors
in Italy in the 13th century.

Today, the Queen regent Maria, the widow of Louis II, continued her anti-Jewish
policies first displayed when by expelling the Jews of Sopron by allowing the
city of Pressburg, to expel its Jewish citizens.

Christening of the Don Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote.
According to some sources, Cervantes mother, Lenor de Cortinas was a descendant
of Conversos, Jews who chose Christianity over death or despoliation of their

Immanuel Tremellius, the Italian Jewish convert to Catholicism who then became
a Protestant and was the Regius professor of Hebrew at Cambridge before
becoming the Professor of Old Testament at the University of Heidelberg passed
away today.

1635: Colonial American Separatist Roger
Williams was banished from Massachusetts for preaching that civil government
had no right to interfere in religious affairs. (Williams was seeking to
establish freedom of worship through the separation of church and state.) Rhode
Island would provide the model for the rest of the United States on this issue.
In addition to which, William’s policy would Rhode Island an attractive place
for Jews to settle during the colonial and Revolutionary War periods.

1666(10th of Tishrei, 5427): Yom Kippur

of Tishrei, 5427): In Hamburg, Germany, blessings were offered in honor of
Sabbatia Zvi during Yom Kippur. The Hamburg community was unaware of the fact
the self-proclaimed Messiah had converted to Islam in September of 1666.

of Tishrei, 5528: Second Day of Sukkoth

English merchant Erasmus Smith whose philanthropy was recognized by Trinity
College when it created the Erasmus Smith Chair of Hebrew in 1724 passed away

The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is
chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. In 1805, Moses Simons became the first
Jew to attend Yale. Seventeen years later, Judah P. Benjamin attended Yale Law
School, making him the school’s second Jewish student. Benjamin left without
graduating. According to recent records 1,200 of Yale’s 5,300 undergraduate
students are Jewish while 200 of the 1,200 graduate students are Jewish. The
school offers 45 Jewish courses and a minor in Jewish studies but no major.
This is a vast improvement over the situation for Jews at Yale as late as the
1960’s when administrators, faculty and alumnae sought to limit Jewish
enrollment at the Ivy League school through quotas and other forms of social
pressure. You have to wonder if these people knew that Elihu Yale’s Jewish
mistress, after whom the school was named, had born him a son. Would the Yalies
have accepted Yale’s son?

Richea Myers-Cohen and Barnard Gratz who were married in 1760 gave birth to
Rachel Gratz, the wife of Solomon Etting whom she married in 1791 and with whom
she had nine children.

Uriah and Eva Esther Hendricks gave birth to Jochabed Sarah Hendricks

of Tishrei, 5531): Sixth Day of Sukkoth

1771: Count Jan Klemens Branicki, the Polish
nobleman who proclaimed the Jews of Bialystok to be subject to bylaw and other
local laws on an equal footing with the other townsmen, passed away.

of Tishrei, 5536): First Day of Sukkoth observed for the first time during the
American Revolution.

of Tishrei, 5539): Fourth Day of Sukkoth observed on the same day that during
the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams wrote to the Sicilian
Ambassador to France, Domenico Caracciolo, expressing their “thanks to the
Sicilian king for allowing ships of the United States of America to enter
Sicily’s ports.”

of Tishrei, 5541): Yom Kippur observed as Barbados, whose Jewish community
dated back to the last half of the 17th century, began to feel the
first effects of what would come to known as The Great Hurricane of 1780.”

Benjamin Nones, a native of Bordeaux, France who served with distinction during
the American Revolution became a naturalized citizen of the United States

of Tishrei, 5547): Third Day of Sukkoth

In Newport, RI. Isaac Cohen d’Azevedo and his wife gave birth to Moses Azevedo
who would die before his first birthday.

Birthdate of Meno Burg, “the first and for a long time the only Jew serving as
a Prussian staff officer.”

of Tishrei, 5553): Simchat Torah observed on the same day that James Madison
wrote to James Monroe, both of whom were future presidents of the United
States, proposing to nominate Aaron Burr instead of Governor Henry Clinton as
Vice President of the United States.

of Tishrei, 5555): First Day of Sukkoth observed on the same day that President
Washington reviewed the troops that were going to put down the Whiskey
Rebellion, the first violent challenge to the authority of the U.S government.

of Tishrei, 5558): Chol Hamoed Sukkoth

of Tishrei, 5558): The Vilna Gaon passed away.
There is no way that we can do justice to this Giant of Judaism. We urge you all to consult the numerous
books, websites and other sources that can give you some sense of the
importance of this sage who was such an expert in matters of Torah, Talmud and
Halachah that even the descendants of those to whom he stood in opposition
recognize his merit.

In Bamberg, the chief rabbi and his wife gave birth to German jurist Karl

of Tishrei, 5560): Final Yom Kippur of the 18th century

of Tishrei, 5561): Sixth Day of Sukkoth observed for the last time under the
Presidency of John Adams.

of Tishrei, 5564): Simchat Torah

Rabbi Meanchem Mendel Rubin of Linsk, “the first rebbe of the Rosphitz dynasty
and the son-in-law of Rabbi Yizchak Halevi Horowitz passed away today.

of Tishrei, 5561): Second Day of Sukkoth observed as Lewis and Clark and their
Corps of Discovery broke camp near what is today Spalding, Idaho.

Birthdate of Alzey, Germany native and future acting Mayor of Baltimore, MD,
Leon Dyer, the quartermaster-general of the Louisiana State Militia a Major in
the Army of Texas during its war for independence and a Colonel and
quartermaster general serving under General Winfield Scott during with Mexican
American War who settled in San Francisco in 1848 where he founded what was
reported to be the first Jewish congregation “on the Pacific Coast.

of Tishrei, 5569) Fourth Day of Sukkoth

Birthdate of Adolphe Franck the French philosopher whose work on the Kabbalah
was popular with the public and was President of the Société
des Etudes Juives

of Tishrei, 5572): Hoshana Raba

of Tishrei, 5574): First Day of Sukkoth observed on the same day that Techumseh
was reportedly killed following the American victory at the Battle of the
Thames during the War of 1812.

of Tishrei, 5577): Third Day of Sukkoth celebrated on the same day that former
President Thomas Jefferson wrote to James Madison seeking a government job for
a soldier who had fought at Fort McHenry and had since fallen on hard times.

Johanna Benzinger and Secekel Loeb Wormser, “the Wonder Rabbi of Michel City”
gave birth to Jaidel Wormser

Daniel Rees married Priscilla Davis at the Western Synagogue today.

Birthdate of Benedict Zuckerman, the native of Breslau who was a leading German
mathematician who served on the faculty of the Breslau Seminary under the
leadership of Zacharias Frankel.

of Cheshvan, 5584): Jacob I. Cohen, a native of Bavaria and the son of Joshua
and Peslah Cohen, who fought in the Battle of Beaufort while serving under
Captain Lushington and who in 1789 “took the lead in organizing the first
synagogue in Virginia, passed away today in Philadelphia

In London, Frances Cohen and Joel Benjamin gave birth to Leon Benjamin.

Copenhagen native Dr. Ludwig Lewin, the surgeon who treated casualties during
the British bombardment of Copenhagen, who served as a surgeon with the French
army to improve his medical skills and who “invented several
appliances which proved of great benefit to the surgical profession” which led
to the the Académie des Sciences awarding him one of the Monthyon prizes and
being created a knight of the Dannebrog passed but who refused to abandon the
faith of his fathers for career advancement married Angelique Jacobine

of Tishrei, 5585): Shabbat Shel Sukkoth observed for the last time during the
Presidency of James Monroe.

of Tishrei, 5588): Fourth day of Sukkoht

of Tishrei, 5593): Sukkoth

In Laupheim, Jewish merchant Viktor Steiner and his Sophie gave birth to German
banker and industrialist Kilian von Steiner.

of Tishrei, 5596): Second Day of Sukkoth

In Wurttemberg, Germany, Bernhard Frankfurter, the son of Mirjam and Moses Levi
Frankfurter, and his wife Esther gave birth to “Mirjam Frankfureter.”

of Tishrei, 5598): As the economic crisis known as the Panic of 1837 grips the
United States Jews observe Yom Kippur.

of Tishrei, 5599): Sixth Day of Sukkoth

Birthdate of British painter Simeon Solomon. [There is no way to do justice to
this complex man’s life and work in this small space. Among other sites, look

of Tishrei, 5602): Parshat Bereshit, the cycle begins again for the first time
during the presidency of John Tyler.

of Tishrei, 5604): Sukkoth

The Sephardic Synagogue of Kingston, Jamaica celebrated taking possession of a
new Sefer Torah.” The service was conducted by the Isaac Lopes, who served
as the congregation’s rabbi.

of Tishrei, 5607): Fifth Day of Sukkoth

In New York City linguist and orientalist Elias Markens and his wife gave birth
to journalist Isaac Markens, a manager and/or reporter for the United Press
Association, the New York
Commercial Advertise
r and the New
York Evening Mail and Express
who was a member of the Free Sons of Israel,
author of Hebrews In America and the husband of Rachel Benjamin.
1848: In Lübeck, laws were adopted that “abolished all the disabilities” of the
Jews thus making them true citizens of the city.

In London, Rosetta Pinto, the Lond born daughter of Rabbi David Aaron de Sola
and Rebecca (Rica) de Sola and her husband Henry (Haim) Pinto gave birth to
Esther Pinto.

In Charleston, SC, Fannie and Bendix Abraham Weinberg gave birth to Amelia
Weinberg who became Amelia Strauss when she married Alfred Abraham Strauss with
whom she had six children before her untimely death at the age of 31.

of Cheshvan, 5611): Fifty-four year old Israel Friedman of Ruzhyn the Chasidic
rebbe known as Der Heiliger Ruzhiner
(“The holy one from Ruzhyn”), passed away today.

Today’s edition of the San Diego Herald described the observance of the first
Yom Kippur observance in that California town which had taken place on October

Israelites of San Diego, faithful to the religion of their Forefathers,
observed their New Years

and Day of Atonement with due solemnity. $e Day of Atonement – one of the most

sacred days in the Jewish calendar – was observed by Messrs. Lewis Franklin,
Jacob Marks, and Chas. A. Fletcher (the only three Hebrews in town) by their
assembling in the house of the former gentleman and passing the entire day in
fasting and prayers. We are glad to record such an act of religious faith under
circumstances the most unfavorable.”

Birthdate of German native Moritz Falkenstein, the husband of Cacilie
Falkenstein and the father of Frieda and Harry Falkenstein

of Tishrei, 5615): Third Day of Sukkot

of Tishrei, 5616): Joseph Abendana, the husband of Abigail de Costa Gomes and
the father of Hananel Abendana, a “Steward at the Spanish Portuguese Hospital
pass away today.

of Tishrei, 5617): Yom Kippur

“A God-Send For The Express” published today reported that “the German organ of
the Buchanneers in Philadelphia accuses Fremont of being a Hebrew by birth and
having been educated in the Mosaic faith besides being born in Alsace. As the
Express must by this time be tired of calling Col Freemont a Jesuit, it will be
delighted of an opportunity to accuse him of being a descendant of Abraham.”
Fremont is John C. Fremont, a native of Virginia, an Episcopalian, military
hero and explorer known as the Great Pathfinder. He was also the Republican
Party’s first Presidential nominee.
1857: In New York, the Recorder heard a second day of testimony in the case
where Nathan Levin, a recently arrived Jewish immigrant from Hungary, had
accused Israel Steinhardt, a fellow Hungarian co-religionist of stealing 940
pounds in Bank of England notes. A witness named Francois Guilland testified
that he and Steinhardt had sailed on the same ship in September and that he had
seen Steinhardt holding several of the bank notes that Levins claim Steinhardt
had stolen from him just two days ago in New York. Two other witnesses
testified that Levins had not the bank notes in his possession when they met
with him just before the theft. It would appear Levins’ accusation that his
fellow Jew had violated the 7th commandment was false and that Levins was
attempting a swindle. The Recorder is holding the case over until tomorrow at
which time a decision will be made as to which Jew is trying to cheat which
1858: “Chronology of Comets” published today reported that
“Josephus the historian includes the appearance of a comet among the
miracles which announced the destruction of Jerusalem and the ruin of its
temple.” In 1208, “the Jews of the West” thought that a very
bright comet that appeared for two weeks foretold the coming of the coming of
the Messiah.

In Arva, Hungary, Philip Greenbaum and Marie Goldfinger gave birth to
Philadelphia Dental College graduate Leopold Greenbaum, the “assistant
professor Materia Medica and Chemistry at the Philadelphia Dental College.

In Mulhouse, Alsace, Raphael and Jeannette Dreyfus (née Libmann) gave birth to
the ninth child, Alfred who would enter history as Captain Alfred Dreyfus, the
Jewish army officer at the center of scandal that rocked France for a decade
and helped to produce the modern Zionist movement.

Birthdate of Count Walter Puckler-Muskau, the anti-Semitic agitator known as
“Dreschgraf” (the thrashing count) for the calls for violent attack
against the Jews that fill his speeches.

of Tishrei, 5623): Sukkoth

During the American Civil War, as the Jews on both sides observed Sukkoth, JEB
Stuart’s Confederate Cavalry humiliated Union General George McClellan by
riding around the Army of the Potomac completely unscathed.

of Tishrei, 5625): Yom Kippur

In New York City, “Raphael Levy Maduro Peixotto , a prosperous Ohioan involved
in trade with the South, and Myrtillie Jessica Davis gave birth educator and
writer Jessica Blanche Peixotto, the second woman to earn a Ph.D. from the
University of California, Berkley, the “first women to become a full professor
at Cal, Berkley and the university’s first woman department chair.

As Sherman’s victorious Union Army completed the occupation of Atlanta during
the Civil War, one wonders if the Jewish soldiers serving under him joined the
Jews of Atlanta in observing Yom Kippur.

of Tishrei, 5626): Fifth Day of Sukkoth

In Russia, Deborah Wolk and Benzion De Waltoff gave birth to University of
Moscow doctor David De Waltoff, the husband of Dora Frank and escapee from
Siberia who served in the U.S. Intelligence Department during the Spanish
American War, invented Agavin Cream and served as the president of the B’nai
Israel Community Center in Brooklyn. (Some sources show his birthdate as
December 1861)

The Law Reports column published today described in detail the breach of
contract case brought by a young Jewess named Nanna Solomon against Jewish
tailor named Bernard Brown. According to the evidence presented, there was no
dispute over the fact that the two were engaged to married and that there had
been ample public ceremonies to celebrate the event. There is no dispute that
the marriage did not take place. Miss Solomon claimed that the Brown did not
marry here because of interference from her mother. Brown implied that Miss
Solomon had been seeing other men and was not the stellar character she had presented
herself to be. In the end, the jury found for the plaintiff but awarded her
only five hundred dollars in damages when she had sought $10,000.

of Tishrei, 5628): Yom Kippur

of Tishrei, 5628): Abraham Mapu “one of the first, and finest, of the novelists
to write in Hebrew” passed away. “Heavily influenced by a wide range of
sources–the Bible, the Romantic Novelists, and renewed pride in ancient Jewish
history–his works recall the finest works of writers such as Flaubert and
other great romantic novelists. His first novel, Ahavat Ziyyon (The Love
of Zion), published in 1853, won immediate acclaim. Its sixteen editions attest
to its continued popularity. (As reported by Toby Press)

Birthdate of violinist Carl Flesch whose pupils included Jewish violinists Szymon
Goldberg, Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel, Yfrah Neaman, Eric Rosenblith, Max Rostal,
Henryk Szeryng, Henri Temianka and Roman Totenberg

of Tishrei, 5636): Yom Kippur which the secular press described as “a solemn
fast universally observed among the orthodox Jews by abstaining from food or
drink of any nature whatever for twenty-four hours and spending the entire day
in continuous attendance at their places of worship.”

In New York City, “Josephine (née Solomon) and Selmar Hess” gave birth to Columbia
trained physician Alfred Fabian Hess, the husband of the former Sara Strauss,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isidor Strauss with whom he had four children and
the developer of the Hess Test which came about while studying “the role of
nutrition in scurvy and rickets.”

In the Washington, D.C., Isaac Ottenberg, the Bavarian born son of Rosa and
Maier Ottenberg and his wife Regina Ottenberg gave birth to Samuel Ottenberg.

of Tishrei, 5637): Hoshana Rabah

In Poznan, Maks Kantorowicz, the “owner of a spirits factory” and the former
Rosalinde Pauly gave birth to their child Gertrude Kantiriwucz who is
interesting life turned out to a circuitous route Theresienstadt.

Fanny Janauscheck the Austrian actress who would perform in “Zillah, The Hebrew
Mother” made her American stage debut at the Academy of Music in New York.

The New York Times featured a review of “Daniel Deronda” by George Elliot which
was the penname of Mary Anne Evans. This was her last novel and it featured a
sympathetic portrayal of Jewish characters and was sympathetic to the concepts
of Zionism.

Charles Stein, who is described the most dangerous confidence man of our times,
was arrested in St. Louis, MO. [It can’t always be about Nobel Prize Winners]

of Tishrei, 5639): Seventy-eight year old Abraham Oppenheim who had begun his
career as a partner in the banking house of his father Salomon Oppenheim passed

of Tishrei, 5640): Shemini Atzeret

of Cheshvan, 5641): Sixty-four year old Joseph Mayer Montefiore, a nephew of
Sir Moses Montefiore who was a member of the Board of Deputies and a director
of the Alliance Insurance Company and the National Provincial Bank of Ireland,
passed away today.

“Persecution of the Jews of Morocco” published today relies on information that
originally appeared in the Petit Marseillais and the Pall Mall Gazette, to
describe the brutal murder of a Jew named Bendahan’s by the Moslem governor of
Estifa. Bendahan’s crime was that he had
taken a Moslem women into his home during the recent famine and provided her
with food and shelter. When the governor
heard of this he summoned the Jew and him beaten to death. Apparently, any
relationship between a Moslem and a Jew was unacceptable even if was only
intended to save a life.

Birthdate of Victor Klemperer, a businessman, journalist and eventually a
Professor of Literature, specializing in the French Enlightenment at the
Technische Universität Dresden. His diaries detailing his life, successively,
in the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany and in the German
Democratic Republic were published in 1995. He passed away in 1960.

It was reported that the Minister of Justice in Hungary has introduced a bill
in the lower house of the Diet that would legalize marriages between Jews and

It was reported today that the Russian government “intends to all Jews to
acquire land in places where there is no fear of collision between them” and
the non-Jewish locals.

“The Wander Jew in Hull, 1769” recounts the history of this anti-Semitic tale
which reinforced the view of the Jew as an evil villain who has walked the
earth since the days of the Crucifixion

“Old York,” published today provides a brief history of this ancient English
castle and city, including the time when it was “the scene of a gruesome
tragedy” when a group of “landless knights” and “broken men” penned up the Jews
in the castle with the intent to “plunder” and “murder them.” However, most of the Jews, their intended
victims, “with desperate courage, forestalled them by burning their property
and killing their families and themselves.

Three days after he had passed away, sixty year old “Samuel Gettenstein
Salaman,” the husband of Rosa Salaman with whom he had two children was buried
today at the “Balls Pond Road Jewish Cemetery.”

It was reported today that G.P. Putnam’s Sons will be publishing Fundamental
Questions Relating to the Hebrew Scriptures
, a liberal view of the subject
by Edson L. Clarke.

In Minks, M.A. and Sarah (Epstein) Slonimsky gave birth to Dr. Henry Slonimsky,
the dean emeritus of the New York School of Hebrew Union College‐Jewish
Institute of Religion,

of Tishrei, 5647): Yom Kippur

In “Yom Kippur” published today J.S. Moore, a non-Jew, provides a complete
description of the observance of the holiday including the observations that
“no other religion…has a similar festival” “ and that “ it may be safely
predicted that nations, empires and peoples may and will pass and be only remembered
in history while the ‘Yom Kippur’ will retain its hold upon a race which has
already during the vicissitudes of thousands of years withstood annihilation
and bids fair to hold fast to its religion as long as this globe is populated.”

The Uptown Gossip column published today attributed the low attendance rate at
theatres in New York yesterday to the fact that the Jews were observing the
“fast of Yom Kippur.” “Jewish people are
the most liberal patrons of the theaters, and any fast day which they observe
makes a very marked difference in the receipts of theatre’s treasury.”

“Big Hebrew Fair” published today described efforts to host a fundraiser this
December that provides funds for the establishment of a “Jewish Cooper
Institute.” The project has the support
of the city’s temples and synagogues as well as the Young Men’s Hebrew

“Levitcal Names” published today contends that there is strong evidence of an
Egyptian connection between the Levites – the leading tribe of the Exodus – and
those who enslaved them. The names of
Moses, Miriam and Pinhcas, Aaron’s grandson, have an Egyptian etymology . The
mother of Pinchas was the daughter of Putiel, a name with an Egyptian rather
than Hebrew etymology.   Finally, Aaron’s
ability to address Pharaoh would indicate a knowledge of the Egyptian language
that would be more consistent with an educated Egyptian than a wandering
Semitic nomad.

of Tishrei, 5648): Sukkoth Chol HaMoed

The day after he had passed away, Nathan Samuel Raphael, the son of “Samuel
Raphael and the former Charlotte Levy” who had left his native London for
Austrailia in 1849 was buried today in “Orange, NSW, Australia.”

of Tishrei, 5648): Sixty-two year old Czech born American musician and impresario
Maurice Strakosch, whose autobiography Souvenirs of an Impresario was
published in 1886 passed away today in Paris.

As the London police investigated the murder of Catharine Eddowes, The Evening News reported that Jacob
Levy, the son of butcher from Aldgate, was “obstinate” when questioned,
refusing “to give the slightest information “ leaving “one to inter that he
knows something but…is afraid to be called” during the inquest.

of Tishrei, 5650): Erev Sukkoth1889(14th of Tishrei, 5650): Sir
Benjamin Samuel Phillips, the son of Samuel Phillips, a London tailor, who
founded the publishing house of Faudel, Phillips & Sons, was a leader of
the Anglo-Jewish community and the first Jewish Lord Mayor of London, passed
away today.

In Germany, Das Volk accuses the committee “engaged in gathering the municipal
addresses” which are to be presented to Count Von Moltke on his 90th
anniversary as being made up of “Jews….seeking pecuniary benefit from their
connection with the movement to honor the Count.”

“A Fire on Fifth Avenue” published today described the fire that swept through
the New York home of August Belmont.

Mrs. August Belmont and her children awoke at the old Belmont mansion at 109
Fifth Avenue where they had spent the night after their new home at 101 Fifth
Avenue had been destroyed by fire.

In Wilkes-Barre, PA, Mendel S. and Rachel Naomi Salsburg gave birth to Philip
Salsburg who was the Treasurer of Il Minatore Publishing Company in Scranton,

Gustave S. Drachman of the law firm of Drachman & Nelson who has been
retained by Charles Horwitz, a 23 year old Russian Jewish peddler “to look
after his interest in an alleged estate in San Francisco valued at $30,000,000”
said today that he has not been able to learn about “any man by the name of
Horwitz” who “ever died in San Francisco leaving a large fortune.”

According to today’s American Hebrew,
“the letter of Mr. Harold Frederic…continue to present the case of the Jews in
Russia in vivid colors and convincing tones.”

In the wake of a decision by the Reform movement that circumcision is no longer
a necessary part of the conversion process, a “conclave of rabbis” is scheduled
to begin meeting today in New York.

“Phases of City Life” published today described eastside Jews as being “as
careful with their money as any people in the world” who will “part with the
dollars freely under two conditions –sickness or death in the family” as can be
seen by the round the clock medical care being provided for a child who was
scaled two weeks ago which has required all of the to “work harder than ever to
get the money for it all.”

Construction began on a building that would be called the Frances Jacobs
Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Frances Jacobs, known as Colorado’s “Mother
of Charity,” devoted her life to community service. She is the only woman
included among the sixteen Colorado pioneers depicted through stained glass
portraits in the state’s Capital Rotunda. Born in Kentucky and raised in
Cincinnati, Jacobs moved with her husband to Colorado in 1863; they settled in
Denver in 1870. Jacobs quickly became involved in Denver’s Jewish and
non-Jewish communities. Jewish issues were especially important to Jacobs. Soon
after moving to Colorado with her husband in 1874, she became president of the
Hebrew Benevolent Ladies Society (today known as Jewish Family Service of
Colorado). By 1872, she was president of the Hebrew Ladies’ Benevolent Society
and in 1874 helped found the nonsectarian Denver Ladies’ Relief Society. She
pushed for the creation of Denver’s first kindergarten and helped organize
Denver’s Charity Organization Society, a forerunner to the United Way, in 1877.
Jacobs also pushed the Denver Jewish community to attend to the care of the
many Jewish tuberculosis sufferers who came to Denver. At that time, the only
known treatment for tuberculosis was clean air and sunshine; since Denver had
both of these resources in abundance; it became a popular destination for
infected immigrants from the industrial Northeast. When these immigrants
arrived in Denver, they found no facilities available to treat or even shelter
them, and the community ignored their plight. Jacobs did her best to help those
who were ill on an individual basis, but worked to convince the Jewish
community to help, leading to the construction of the hospital, whose motto
became “None may enter who can pay, and none can pay who enter”.
Jacobs died, at the age of 49, weeks after the hospital’s cornerstone had been
laid. The hospital’s trustees voted to name the hospital after her. Today the
institution is known as the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, and is
the only medical and research center in the United States devoted entirely to
respiratory, allergic, and immune system diseases. Jacobs died, at the age of
49, weeks after the hospital’s cornerstone had been laid. The hospital’s
trustees voted to name the hospital after her. Today the institution is known
as the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, and is the only medical and
research center in the United States devoted entirely to respiratory, allergic,
and immune system diseases.

The 15 Jewish families living in the tenement at 100 Suffolk lost personal
property in yesterday’s fire that was valued today at approximately $2,000.

In Boston, MA, “Jewish Lithuanian immigrants Joseph Weit and Sarah Magilewski
gave birth to economist Harry Dexter White.

It was reported today that villages on the German borders with Austria and
Russia are crowded with Jewish “families who have been expelled from Russia and
are eager to come to United States but are so destitute that they “prostrate
themselves before travelers and beg for bread or money.”

It was reported today that Mrs. Elke Rubenstein the widow of convicted murderer
Pesach Rubenstein has been ordered to leave the country because she might
become a public charge and without having been able to claim the $1,000 which
her husband when police arrested him for the murder of Sara Alexander.

It was reported today that Brooklyn resident Nathan Bernstein must have died a
happy man since he lived to see his son John married by a rabbi to Miss Ida

of Tishrei, 5655): Erev Yom Kippur

of Tishrei, 5655): Sixty year old Wolf Cohn “dropped dead while attending
services at Adelphi Hall on 52nd Street and 7th Avenue.

John Most is scheduled to play the lead in “Die Weber” which is part of the
anti-Yom Kippur revelry planned for tonight by the Hebrew Anarchists at the
Clarendon Hall.

Voter registration is set to begin in New York City which will be a problem
because the sites owned by the Jews will have to close well before the official
9 pm closing time due to the Jewish Holiday.

“Anti-Semitic Groups Combine” published today described the formation of the
German Social Reform Party which was created by the delegates to a conference
led by Jew baiters at Eisenach Germany.

of Tishrei, 5656): Hoshana Raba

Abraham Stern, a wealthy real estate lawyer, filed a the will of his late aunt,
Mrs. Babet Karl, for probate today and discounted reports that there was
another will which had been prepared under the influence of Rabbi Aaron Wise
and son Otto who is an attorney.

Tonight, Tammany Hall nominated Joseph E Newburger, a graduate of Columbia Law
School, a Judge on the City Court, a director of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and the
President of Rodolph Sholom to run for a position on the Court of General
Sessions in New York.

As David Schwarz worked to develop a successful airship, a test failed today
because the hydrogen used “was not of required purity” and was unable to provide
the required life.

of Tishrei, 5658): On Shabbat, in Newark, NJ 45 year old Simon Davis “one of
the best known” Jews in the city who has been a partner for the last twenty
years in a catering service with his brother, passed away today.

of Tishrei, 5658): Kate Lintine, the sister of Mrs. Harry Stone of
Johannesburg, SA, passed away today in Birmingham, UK.

of Tishrei, 5659): Simchat Torah

Birthdate of Aaron Nissenson, who came to United States from his native Russia
in 1911, earned “a degree in pharmacy from Fordham” which he did not use
turning instead to a life as “a poet, essayist, novelist and journalist working
for The Jewish Morning Journal while being married “the former Kate Heller”
with whom he had “a son, Herschel.”

Herzl has another audience with Grossherzog Friedrich of Baden. On the same day
Herzl is received by Foreign Minister Bernhard von Bülow and Reich’s Chancellor

“Sixty or seventy of the most prominent lawyers” in Chicago attended a banquet
at the Union League Club in honor of the 70th birthday of Julius
Rosenthal who began his career in 1854 as clerk at the banking of house of R.K.
Swift before passing the bar.

Harvard educated attorney Edwin South Mack, the Cincinnati born son of Jennie
Wolf and Herman S Mack married Della Adler after which he became a professor of
law at the University of Wisconsin and practiced law in Milwaukee.

of Tishrei, 5662): Seventy-year old Sigmund von Henle who represented the city
of Munich in the Bavarian Diet from 1873 to 1881 and who served on the board of
trustees “of several Jewish societies” passed away today.

of Tishrei, 5662): Seventy-five year old Kate(nee Reuben)Aaron the wife of
Samuel Aaron and the mother of Louisa,
Rachel and Simeon Aaron passed away today after which she was interred at the
Bath Jewish Burial Grounds.

Simon Lipkie married Emily Somers today.

Today, the Athens correspondent for The Times of London, said the best hope for
the Jews of Rumania lies in the soon to be reached “moment when the Rumanian
floating debt must be converted by means of a great loan” because, according to
him “the influence of Jewish capitalist may then be of more avail in helping
their suffering kindred than the whole force of the humanitarian sentiment on
both sides of the Atlantic.”

It was reported today that Cyrus L. Sulzberger has been notified that he is the
Fusion nominee for Borough Present and that Abraham Gruber “has been tendered
the nomination for Sheriff.”

Samuel Golden, the Bialystock born son of Gussie and Harris Golden who in 1886
came to the United States where he eventually founded the Golden Shoe Company
married Bessie Penn today, after which they had two children – Raymond and

“In the city of Kamenyets, Platon Artemovych Bazhan and his wife gave birth to
Ukrainian poet Mykola Bazhan whose 1943 poem “Babi Yar” “explicitly depicted
the infamous massacre in the ravine” but does not mention the fact that the
victims were Jews.

of Tishrei, 5666): Yom Kippur

of Tishrei, 5666): Forty-two year old Isaac Levy, the husband of Lena Levy,
passed away today after which he would be interred at the Jewish Cemetery in
Natchitoches, LA.

of Tishrei, 5667): Sixth Day of Sukkoth

In answer to a reporter’s question, “Can the Jews in Russia hope to obtain
complete freedom” Premier Stolypin replied that “that was a question which only
the representatives of the Russian National could answer.”

Three days after he had passed away, Posen native Louis Braun, the husband of
the former “Julia Joseph” with whom he had eight children was buried today at
the Balls Pond Road Jewish Cemetery.”

of Tishrei, 5669): Erev Sukkoth is observed William Jennings Bryan attacks
Republican presidential nominee William Howard Taft and President Teddy
Roosevelt, both of whom enjoy great support among Jewish voter, blaming them
for the Panic of 1907.

of Tishrei, 5670): Parashat Bereshit

The Tennessee Volunteers coached by George Levene lost to the University of
North Carolina that scored only three points.

The Sick Benevolent Society of Zialkamian, the hometown of Naphtali Herz Imber
who passed away yesterday, asserted its right to take care of the burial of the
poet superseding the claim of those who wanted to bury him “in a Rumanian
Jewish cemetery at Bayside” where he reportedly owned a plot.

Ty Cobb, the great baseball player with a streak of the anti-Semite, won the
Chalmers Award today.

Birthdate of Joe Rosenthal. In 1945, at the age of 33, Rosenthal snapped the
most famous of all World War II photos – The Raising of the American Flag on
Iwo Jima.

In Paris, France, founded of the Der Yidisher Arbeyter (The Jewish Worker) a
Yiddish language newspaper aimed at the “working class” that went out of
business in 1914 because it espoused pacifist beliefs at a time when France was
on the brink of war.

Birthdate of Jacob L. Trobe, the son of an Orthodox rabbi, who as a
representative of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee was among
the first relief workers to enter the concentration camps.

President Winthrop and Vice President Green delivered eulogies at today’s
special meeting of the Board Education held today following the death of
Professor Morris Loeb which occurred yesterday.

“The indictment of Mendel Beiliss charging him with the murder of the boy
Andrew Yushinsky on March 25, 1911, near Kiev, was read immediately upon the
reassembling of the court this morning.”

It was reported today that at Columbia University, John Dyneley Prince will
teach several foreign language courses including one in Hebrew.

of Cheshvan, 5676): Parashat Noach; Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan

of Cheshvan, 5676): Seventy-nine year old Augusta Hortensia Jacobsson, the
daughter of Mauriz Jacobsson and Carolina Weslig and the wife August Abraham
Josephson passed today in Stockholm.

It was announced today that Catholics, Protestants and Jews at the Columbia
University’s Teacher College have joined together to create “a co-operative
union to be known as the Students’ Religious Organization.”

Birthdate of New York City native and Barnard College Belva Offenberg, who
married ophthalmologist Dr. Irving Plain which was known as Belva Plain when
she began her successful career as a novelists at the age of 59. (As reported by Elsa Dixler)

Among the newly released books available to the public is Charles Frohman:
Manager and Man
, the “authorized biography of the great manager written by
those who had access to all the papers, correspondence and records of Charles
Frohman and the Empire Theater.”

of Tishrei, 5678); Simchat Torah

of Tishrei, 5678); After enduring days of torture at the hands of the Ottoman
authorities Sarah Aaronsohn committed suicide rather than betray her comrades.
Aaronsohn was a member of Nili, a Jewish spy ring working for the British in
Palestine. Aaronsohn had been born in Palestine in 1890 and was motivated to
work for the British when she the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide. She was
buried in the cemetery in Zichron Yaakov. There are those who make an annual
pilgrimage to her grave on the anniversary of her death so the memory of this
brave young Jewess will always be part of the heritage of the Jewish people.

Fuad I began his reign as Sultan of Egypt.

Today, ten months after the Parliament of Finland had promulgated an act making
it possible “for Jews to become Finnish nationals” “Frederick Charles was elected
King of Finland by that same Finnish Parliament.

of Tishrei, 5680): Sukkoth

The Cincinnati Reds defeat the Chicago White in the World Series that would
become known as the Black Sox Scandal. According to many “experts” Arnold
Rothstein, a Jewish born gambler of unsavory reputation, supplied the money to
bribe selected members of the White Sox. Abe Attell, a former boxer known as
“The Little Hebrew,” was Rothstein’s bagman. According to information left on
this blog “Attell was Jewish, but he grew up in an Irish neighborhood. Because
of that, he often found himself involved in fights, and according to him, he
would get involved in as many as 10 bouts each day as a kid. Attell’s father
abandoned his family when Attell was 13, and Attell had to sell newspapers to
support his family. He used to sell them on the streets and corners, and while
selling newspapers, he got a chance to witness the fight between Solly Smith
and George Dixon for the world’s Featherweight championship. With that, Attell
and two of his brothers were convinced that maybe they had a future in boxing.”

Dr. Enlow is scheduled to deliver a sermon “Lessons from the Life of Jacob H.
Schiff” during Shabbat Services at Temple Emanu-El in New York.

Birthdate of Jason Wingreen, the native of Brooklyn and graduate of Brooklyn
College whose decade’s long acting career known to many as the bartender on
“All in the Family.”

Dr. Morris Murray Peshkin married Lillian Rapaport today.

In Berlin “historian George Herlitz, the founder of the Central Zionist
Archives in Jerusalem” and his wife gave birth to MK and diplomat Esther
Herlitz who became Israel’s first female ambassador when she served represented
Israel in Denmark in 1966.

of Tishrei, 5683): Third Day of Sukkoth
1922: In Brownsville immigrant tailor Harry Finkel and his Mary gave birth to
Philip “Fyvush” Finkel, the veteran of the Yiddish Theatre, who won an Emmy for
his role as a lawyer in the television hit “Picket Fences.”

Elinor Fatman Morgenthau and Henry Morgenthau, Jr. who would serve as FDR’s
Secretary of the Treasury gave birth of Dr. Joan E. Morgenthau, the wife of
Fred Hirschhorn, Jr.

Birthdate of Israeli, poet, novelist, journalist and filmmaker, Haim Gouri. A
sabra. Gouri worked with Jewish refugees in Hungary after WW II and fought with
the Palmach in the Negev during the War for Independence before pursuing his
literary career. He has won the Bialik, Israel and Uri Zvi Grinberg awards.

Dutch diamond polisher and baseball player Hartog Hamburger, the father of
psychiatrist and “Jewish resistance fighter Max Hamburger, “was hit in the head
by a line drive” today in a freak accident that would lead to his death on the
following day.

In Manhattan, “Dr. Sebastian Smigel and the former Bella Soloway” gave birth to
Irwin Elliot Smigel, the dentist whose clients included numerous stars.” (As
reported by Sam Roberts)

of Tishrei, 5686): Hoshana Rabah

In Sosnowiec, Poland, ‘chocolate salesman Issachar Feiner and Rivka Herzberg
gave birth to Haim Feiner who immigrated to Palestine in 1936 and gained fame
as songwriter, poet and author Chaim Hefer.

A conference of State and city chairman who will be leading United Jewish
campaign to raise twenty five million dollars is scheduled to begin today at
the Standard Club in Chicago.

Max Derfiner, a pioneer silk manufacturer who arrived in New York from Tel Aviv
last week continued to tout the possibilities for developing the silk industry
in Palestine. Derfiner who already expressed his belief that in ten years Tel
Aviv can become a “second Lyon” said today that one of his keys to success was
his ability “to concentrate in one plant all the processes of silk
manufacturing…which in France, Switzerland or America would be performed in
separate establishments.” Derfiner also said that the Zionists had “developed
the ‘Made in Palestine’ label into a commercial asset…” In Jewish homes
through the world the name Palestine had a business value as well as a
sentimental appeal.

of Tishrei, 5688): Erev Sukkoth

According to a statement issued today by Judge William M. Lewis, National
Chairman of the United Palestine Appeal, “an invitation to attend a national
conferred on Palestine at Cleveland at October 29 and 30 has been extended to
representative Jewish men and women throughout the United States by Nathan

It was announced today in Cincinnati, OH, by Rabbi Henry G. Enlow of New York
at the 39th annual meeting of the Central Conference of American
Rabbis that “Lucius N. Littauer of New York City has given $5,000 a year to
maintain a foundation for advancing Judaism along literary and spiritual

“June Moon,” a play co-authored by George S. Kaufman premiered on Broadway at
the Broadhurst Theatre.

of Tishrei, 5691): Third Day of Sukkoth

As Dr. Drummond Shiels, British Under-Secretary for Dominions, left his hotel
today an angry crowd shouted “Away with Parliament which does do justice to
Jews,” “Shame to the British Government” and “Remember Hebron, Safed and
Motza,” a reference to the 1929 sites of bloody Arab attacks on defenseless
Jews. The crowd sang Hatikvah as Shiels sped away under the protection of the
local police. “The demonstration was caused by a report from London that Shiels
had promised an Arab delegation that a Parliament for Palestine” would be
established. Creation of such an institution was part of a plan to circumvent
the creation of a Jewish home in Palestine and guarantee that Jews would always
be a minority in Eretz Israel.

“Sir John Monash” published one day after his death stated that “It is not an
exaggeration to say that Sir John Monash…was one of the ablest soldiers that
the British colonies sent to the World War.”
Monash was known for his ability to train troops as could be seen from
his work with the Third Australian Division.
A brave soldier, he was an able tactician and strategist who played a
key role in the great assault that broke the Hindenburg Line which forced the
Germans to sue for peace. It was said of him “that he would command a division
better than a brigade and corps better than a division.” [Nowhere in the
article that traced Monash rise to prominence was it mentioned that he was

More than 300 guests attended the reception marking the golden wedding
anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Benno Lewinsohn, the father of Sara Lewinsohn, “the
former secretary of the late Oscar S. Straus.

of Tishrei, 5693): Kol Nidre was chanted for the last time during the
Presidency of Herbert Hoover.

HIAS is scheduled to conduct services for the Day of Atonement beginning this

Services are scheduled to be held this evening for the Jewish immigrants
detained on Ellis Island.

of Tishrei, 5694): Fifth Day of Sukkoth

In Manhattan, Yetta Kleinberg and pressman David Sokolsky gave birth to Melvin
Sokolsky “a photographer who pushed boundaries by creating fantastical tableaus
for fashion bibles like Harper’s Bazaar that seemed to defy both gravity and
logic…” (As reported by Alex Williams)

“Wedding at Lake Wolfgang” a musical directed by Hans Behrendt who died at
Auschwitz was released today in Germany.

Birthdate of Martin Gottfried “a drama critic and the author of several
biographies of entertainers and playwrights as well as two influential studies
of the Broadway musical.” (As reported
by Daniel Slotnik)

In New York, Minnie and David Alper gave birth to long term IBM employee Ralph
Abraham Alper, the husband of the former “Linda Ann Propp.”

U.S. premiere of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” directed by Max Reinhardt at the
Warner Bros. Hollywood Theatre in New York City.

of Tishrei, 5697): Simchat Torah

In Chicago, at a rally featuring Al Landon, the Republican candidate for
President, Anna Smith told the throng that “It is necessary for Christians,
Jews and Gentiles to join together to resist this sinister movement, communism”
which ironically was part of what would become a decades long campaign to
equate Democrats, liberals and Jews with the Communists and a conspiracy to
take over the United States.

It was reported today that “the version of the story” surrounding the arrest
and conviction of a Jew named Abraham Kaiser for writing a letter to a friend
in America that was critical of Hitler and the Nazis “stated that the police
discovered the letter in his flat” while at the same time claiming that Kaiser
who lived in Duisburg had mailed the letter from Dusseldorf in order to conceal
his identity. (Editor’s Note – accuracy is not necessary in the world of

“Libeled Lady” a comedy produced by Lawrence Weingarten was released in the
United States today by MGM.

Birthdate of Queens College and Columbia University children’s book author
Johanna Hurwitz.

The Los Angeles Examiner reported
today that when Vittorio Mussolini, the son of the Il Duce, came to Hollywood,
the Hollywood Ant-Nazi League (HANL) “denounced the visit on behalf of all
‘artists and writers’ declaring that ‘Fascism means the suppression of all
freedom of expression.’”

Thirteen year old future “Monuments Man” Harry Ettlinger, and his family
arrived in New York having “escaped” from Germany in September.

Today, Maurice Babadu, the Swiss Catholic theology student tried to assassinate
Hitler “travelled from Brittany to Baden-Baden, then on to Basel, where he
bought a Schmeisser 6.35 mm (.25 ACP) semi-automatic pistol.”

In London, Bill Sedley and his wife gave birth to British jurist Sir Stephen

In Philadelphia, Herman Levin, a police officer and the former Madeline Simmons
gave birth to Ronald Stanley Levin “the self -described ‘most fabulous colorist
in the word,’” whose clients included Nancy Sinatra, Farrah Fawcett and Marilyn
Monroe. (As reported by Alex Vadukul)

Himmler declared that 550,000 Jews living in Polish provinces should be

“Hitler’s Plan for Jews Scored” published today described the decision of the
delegates attending the Order of the Sons of Zion Conference at the Hotel Astor
to adopt a resolution condemning the Nazi plan “establish a Jewish State in
Polish Territory” as “a hypocritical scheme, fraught with the gravest of
dangers to European Jewry.”

Adina Gerstel and Rabbi Louis Wefel were married today. Werfel would gain fame for his role as a
chaplain during WW II who was known as the flying Rabbi. Unfortunately, his would be cut short when he
died when his aircraft crashed in 1943 while he was bring the joy of Chanukah
to U.S. troops fighting in North Africa.

In Great Britain, the Committee of Privileges reported that the detention of
the anti-Semitic MP Archibald Maule Ramsay under Regulation 18B that applies to
people “suspected of disloyalty” “was not a breach of privilgege.” He would be
released in 1944 and would return to the House of the House of Commons where he
introduced a resolution calling for the banishment of the Jews as had been done
by King Edward I.

of Tishrei, 5702): Chol Hamoed Sukkoth

of Tishrei, 5702): Forty-seven year old Dallas resident Herbert Mallinson, “the
chairman of the Southwest region of the American Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee, the son of Samuel and Rose Mallinson and husband of Beatrice
Mallinson, passed away today “while attending a meeting of the Dallas Jewish
Federation for Social Service.”

The Nazis murdered 3,726 Jews including 717 children in the Poligon barracks
near Swieciany, Lithuania.

A recruiting rally was held in Tel Aviv as part of a campaign to get another
5,000 Jews from Palestine to enlist in the British Army. Currently there are
approximately 10,000 Jews from Palestine serving in the British Army and RAF
throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East. The leading Jewish institutions
sponsoring the campaign have adopted the slogan “Jews are fighting with the
Allies for victory.”
1941: Parades of Jewish veterans of World War I were greeted by cheering
throngs in Haifa and Tel Aviv. The parades were the climax of week’s long
effort to recruit more Jewish recruits for the British military. Jewish leaders
encouraged every man who can be spared to “enroll under the Union Jack” to
“help in the fight against Adolf Hitler.”

Hans Frank told the ministers of the General Government in Cracow; “As far
as Jews are concerned . . . I want to tell you quite frankly that they must be
done away with one way or another.”

The Nazi-allied government led by Marshal Ion Antonescu began deporting Jews to
camps located in Transnistria, an occupied area in the former Soviet Union.

J.D. Salinger who had been corresponding with Marjorie Sheard, “a Toronto woman
about his age” wrote to her today asking that she send him a picture of

Governor Lehman will not be attending “the dinner forum on ‘Europe Today’
scheduled to be held this evening which is co-chaired by Lillian Hellman and
Ernest Hemingway because a number of the committees sponsoring the event “have
long been connected with Communist activities.”
(Editor’s note – Hemingway was not Jewish. The dinner demonstrated the problem that was
to plague America for years: how to oppose fascism without ending up “in bed”
with the Communists.)

Two months before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt
approved what became known as the Manhattan Project, America’s unprecedented
effort to build an atomic bomb. The
number of Jews involved in this decision including Einstein is surpassed only
by the number of Jewish scientist involved in the effort.

Eighty one year old Jesse Houghton Metcalf, the former Republican Senator from
Rhode Island passed away. In 1933,
Metcalf was one of the Senators who spoke out against the German treatment of
the Jews. While addressing the chamber declared, “We as a nation can only
declare the existence of racial or religious prejudice to be untenable as a
national ideal.

Anne Frank, who was hiding with her family in an Amsterdam warehouse, wrote in
her diary: “The British radio speaks of their (the Jews) being gassed.”

In Brussels, Belgium, five of six leading members of the Belgian Jewish
community are released from incarceration following the intervention of
Cardinal Joseph-Ernst van Roey and Belgium’s Queen Elizabeth.

The USS Drum, the submarine on which Maurice Rindskopf served throughout WW II survived
a heavy depth charge attack from the vessels escorting the cargo ships she had
sunk the day before.
1942: “Three Men on a Horse,” produced by Alexander Yokel opened today on
Broadway at the Forrest Theatre.
1942: Thousands of Jews from Miedzyrzec, Poland, are deported to the Treblinka
death camp.

of Tishrei, 5704): Yom Kippur

of Tishrei, 5704): On Yom Kippur, over 1,000 men and women at Birkenau, deemed
too sick to work, were gassed to death. At Plaszow, 50 Jews were murdered.
Ironically, 600 Jews were permitted to pray in Sobibor

of Tishrei, 5704): Hundreds of Jews were deported from Trieste and shipped to

of Tishrei, 5704): In Anconcia, a Catholic priest, Don Bernadino, warned the
local Rabbi, Elio Toaff, of the impending deportation of the Jewish population.
The Jews went into hiding, most of them being sheltered by Christian families.
Only ten Jews would be caught and deported and one of them survived the war.

A unnamed Jewish pilot went to Yom Kippur Services in the Grande Synagogue in
Tunis “and spent almost the entire day in prayer and please for life and safety
and happiness.” (As reported by Rabbi Louis Werfel, the chaplain known as “The
Flying Rabbi”)

of Tishrei, 5705): Shemini Atzeret

At Birkenau, on Simchat Torah, 650 boys involved with the Birkenau revolt were
locked in the barracks together. Most of them would be tortured and then killed
on October 20.

Mordechai Adler (who became Mordechai Eldar) “celebrated his 15th
birthday at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Mordechai Eldar cheated death today.
Having been “selected” at Auschwitz and having already stripped naked,
for some unknown reason German officers had Eldar and 49 others step outside,
put on shoes and uniforms, and sent them to work in Canada, the facility where
the Germans had prisoners sort and store all the possessions of those who
arrived at the Death Camp.
1944: The SS arrests three Jewish women at the Auschwitz munitions factory for
complicity in the smuggling of explosives used in the uprising of October 6-7

Among those whom the Board of Examiners placed on the eligible list of holder
of licenses as teachers of common branch subjects in day elementary schools
were Bernard Hirschhorn who scored a
rating of 71.9 and Harry Rosen who scored a rating of 68.r

Tonight, “security at the Atlit Detention Center near Haifa – a camp for
‘illegal’ Jewish immigrants in Mandatory Palestine – was breached; 200
detainees mainly Holocaust survivors and recent arrivals from Europe, were
released in a daring operation launched by the Palmach.”

After his trial in Paris, Pierre Laval, head of the Vichy Government is
executed by firing squad. General Petain was the titular head of the Vichy
Government. Laval really ran the show. Vichy was the name of the French
collaborationist government that worked with the Nazis during World War II.
Vichy’s supporters included France’s own, home-grown anti-Semites. The Vichy
government was so eager to ingratiate itself with the New German Order, that it
was rounding up Jews and turning them over to the Nazis before the Nazis asked
them to do so.

Loy Henderson, the head of the Office of Near Eastern and African Affairs at
the United States State Department who was an Arabist opposed to the creation
of Jewish state in Palestine sent Secretary of State James Byrnes “a memo
regarding what he called ‘urgent problems relating to the Palestine.’”
1945(2nd of Cheshvan, 5706): Fifty-five-year-old Dr. Julius Essrig,
the Tampa, FL born son of Meyer and Esther Essrig and the husband of Juliet
Hanncock Essrig who practiced medicine in Mt. Vernon, NY for 33 years, served
as President of Mount Vernon Medical Society and acted as “an interpreter for
the International Hygiene Congress held at Washington during the Taft
administration” passed away tonight.
1946(16th of Tishrei, 5710): Second Day of Sukkoth

of Tishrei, 57100” Ninety year old Lottie
Miriam Jaffe, the mother of Louis Isaac Jaffe, the
“Pulitzer Prize winning edtor of the Norfolk Virginian Pilot.

An announcement was made today that “Israel Aron Friedman, a member of the
board of directors of General Mercantile Corporation of Palestine, Ltd., has
arrived in New York from Tel Aviv. “The corporation is concerned with the
procurement of raw materials and machinery for the basic Jewish industries of

Birthdate of Gustin L. Reichbach, the Columbia University protest leader who
went on to a career in the law and as a distinguished jurist. (As reported by
Jim Dwyer)

“High Button Shoes, a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cahn
opened on Broadway at the New Century Theatre.

“The Jewish Agency…called upon…Jewish veterans of the North African and Italian
campaigns” now living in Palestine “to form the nucleus of a Jewish army that
would be ready for a ‘life or death showdown’ with Arab forces. Mrs. Gold
Meyerson, head of the Agency’s political department told veterans assembled at
Tel Aviv that salvation for Palestine Jews rested not at Lake Success but
‘right here. If the Arab leaders have their way, we must either give up the
link between the Jews and Palestine or die in a last-ditch struggle…We are not
looking for trouble, but we are ready for it.’”

President Truman learned that the Arab League Executive had requested its
member nations to dispatch troops to the Palestine border as part of a plan to
invade the Mandate Territory. Truman responded by instructing Secretary of
State Marshall to support the planned partition of Palestine.
1948: During the War for Independence, Egypt launched a major attack in the
Negev. This
attack constitutes a major violation of the UN brokered truce. This Egyptian
offensive along with other violations will lead to a major Israeli military
effort later in the month of October.

of Tishrei, 5710): Second Day of Sukkoth

“Despite the political struggle between Arabs and Jews, cooperation between
Israel and its Arab neighbors will be achieved in the near future, Eliahu
Elath, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, said tonight at the annual
meeting of the Institute of Ethnic Affairs.”

It was reported today that “Sholem Asch was on his way to Rome this week when” Mary,
the final novel in his New Testatment trilogy was published.

of Tishrei, 5712) Erev Yom Kippur

Birthdate of actor Robert Wuhl who played the title role in the HBO hit

The Jerusalem Post
reported that since 1948, Youth Aliyah had absorbed more than 5,000 young
people from Morocco. Their parents were given a choice of three types of
educational institutions: Orthodox, traditional (keeping of Sabbath, festivals
and Kashrut), and non-religious.

of Tishrei, 5716): Simchat Torah

A Double Simcha for Sid Gillman as his Los Angeles win their third straight of
the season defeating the Detroit Lions 17 to 10.

of Cheshvan, 5717): Arab terrorists killed two workers in an orchard of the
youth village, Neve Hadassah, in the Sharon region.

HMS Springer an S class submarine of
the Royal Navy was sold to the Israeli navy today and renamed the Tanin

Pope Pius XII passed away 19 years after being elevated to the Papacy. The
Pope’s role in the Holocaust has been too well documented to need to be covered

1960: Birthdate of actress and “voice” Madeleine

In Los Angeles Boris Sagal and his wife Sara Zwilling of blessed memory gave
birth to twin daughters Jean and Liz Sagal who made it possible for them to
star in the television series “Double Trouble.”
1962: The film adaptation of “Long Day’s Journey into Night” “directed by
Sidney Lumet, produced by Ely Landau with Joseph E. Levine and Jack J. Dreyfus,
Jr. as executive producers with a score by Andre Previn and cinematography by
Boris Kaufman” was released in the United States today by Embassy Pictures.

Birthdate of journalist Daniel Pearl who was brutally murdered by Moslem
terrorists on February 21, 2002.
1967(5th of Tishrei, 5728): French author Andre Maurois, born Emile Salomon
Wilhelm Herzog, passed away at the age of 82.

Hugo Weisgall’s ‘Nine Rivers from Jordan” premiered today at the New York City

Forty-seven Jews praying at the Tomb of the Patriarchs were wounded in a
grenade attack by Arabs.

In Boston, a funeral service is scheduled to be held at Temple Israel for
sixty-nine year old Russian born, Harvard educated Dr. William Dameshek, “a
pioneer in the study of blood” and leader in the movement to “establish
hematology as a specialty” who was married to Rose Dameshek with whom he had
one child.

Eighty-year-old Carl William Ackerman the Richmond, Indiana native and an
American journalist, author and educational administrator, the first dean of
the Columbia School of Journalism who in 1919, as a correspondent of the Public
Ledger of Philadelphia, published the
first excerpts of an English translation of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
but changed the text so that it appeared to be a Bolshevik tract which did not
lessen the anti-Semitic nature of the work, passed away today.

of Tishrei, 5731): Erev Yom Kippur

of Tishrei, 5731): Hetty Lazarus passed away today after which she was buried
in the Rainham Jewish Cemetery in Rainham, Greater London.

“The Incomparable Max” a play co-authored by Jerome Lawrence based on a short
story by Max Beerbohm had its first “preview” performance today.

Birthdate of Etan Kalil Patz

On the third day of the Yom Kippur war a pessimistic Moshe Dayan addresses a
group of journalist leading them to believe that Israeli forces are in such
precarious shape that they will have to surrender most of the Sinai to the
advancing Egyptians and make a stand in the eastern edge of the peninsula.
Prime Minister Golda Meir is so alarmed by Dayan’s emotional about-face that
she refuses to let him address the nation on television in the evening. Israeli
news broadcasts reported for the first time that the Egyptian attack had driven
Israeli forces from the east bank of the Suez Canal. While Syrian artillery was
able to shell villages in the Jezreel Valley, Israeli planes had attacked
installations in around Damascus. Inadvertently, one of the attacks had hit the
Soviet Cultural Center in the Syrian capital. In a television later in the
evening an Israeli general pointed out that the Soviets had been arms into the
Arab states for the past six years creating a military imbalance of striking
proportion. He also said that Israeli forces would not cease operation action
until the Arab states learned that they could not violate a truce with impunity
without paying a high price.

During a meeting of the war cabinet, Defense Minister Dayan voiced confidence
in the Israeli forces’ ability to overcome Syria and asked permission to bomb
targets in Damascus. “There’s an order: No retreat on the Golan,” he
said. “Fighting to the death and not moving … What I’m suggesting and
asking for approval of [is] bombings inside the city.” Prime Minister Meir
asked whether he meant within the city itself, and Dayan confirmed this. He
said the IDF can’t muster a column to march on Damascus even as a decoy, but
bombing in and around the city could “break the Syrians” – though he
conceded, “You can’t say the population wouldn’t be hurt.”Why would
it necessarily break them?” Meir asked. “Would a bombing here break
us?” General Elazar replied: “A heavy bombing here, on Reading and Ramat
Aviv, would seriously disrupt things.”

Aharon Sagi, Harel Gilutz and Yosef Ye’ari made it back safely to Israeli lines
after their F-4E Phantom Jets were shot down.

Lt. Col. Yossi Ben Hanan who had cut short his honeymoon in Nepal at the
outbreak of the Yom Kippur War “took command of a scratch force of Israeli
tanks that had been put together by Shmuel Askarov, one of the survivors of the
decimated 188th Armored Brigade. Leading his command in a desperate battle
against overwhelming numbers of Syrian T-62s, Ben Hanan restored the tactical
situation but at the cost of most of his command and his own Centurion tank.
Blown out of the turret when his tank was hit by a Sagger anti-tank missile,
Ben Hanan lay wounded on the battlefield until he was rescued from behind enemy
lines by Yonatan Netanyahu, a legendary member of the IDF’s elite Sayeret
Matkal.” A Sabra, born in 1945, Hanan
was a second generation military leader.
He father, Michael Ben Hanan had been a Haganah commander in Jerusalem.

As of today, those parts of the Golan that were the responsibility of the
Golani Brigade were back under Israeli control, and the Syrians had been pushed
back over the Purple Line. The Purple Line was the name given to the cease fire
line drawn between Israel and Syria after the 1967 war.

“Against orders, reserve Maj. Gen. Ariel Sharon launches a counterattack
against Egyptian forces in the canal area which led to the loss of 20 tanks,
most of which were left in enemy territory. Sharon’s actions lead to moves for
his dismissal.”(As reported by JTA)

U.S. Jewish leader Max Fisher urges President Richard Nixon in a meeting at the
White House to “please send the Israelis what they need.” That night, Nixon
tells Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir that “all your aircraft and tank losses
will be replaced.” (As reported by JTA)

Lt. Colonel Avigdor Kahalani was awarded the Medal Valor for his leadership and
valor shown starting today during the Yom Kippur War when “he commanded a
hastily assembled group of tanks and crews from different armor units” that
“repelled a vastly superior Syrian force which had overrun the Israeli
positions in the first days of the
war.” The scene of the fighting was so
“littered with hundreds of burned tanks that it was renamed “Emek Ha-Bacha”
(the Valley of Tears)

Birthdate of Erin Daniels. Born Erin Cohen the Vassar College grad is known for
her career as a television actress.

of Tishrei, 5735): Simchat Torah

Birthdate of Dina Aviv, the daughter of Aliza Avi, who gained fame as Israeli pop
singer Din Din Aviv.

Oskar Schindler, the Schindler in “Schindler’s List” passed away.

“Shanks” an “American horror film” starring Marcel Marceau was released in the
United States today by Paramount Pictures.

It was announced today that Andrei Sakharov, a leading Soviet dissident and
champion of human rights whose wife’s mother was Jewish, had been awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize.

In a move designed to strengthen their influence in the Arab world, the Soviets
greeted President Assad of Syria on the first day of his visit to the Soviet

of Tishrei, 5737): Sukkoth is celebrated for the last time during the
Presidency of Gerald Ford.

of Tishrei, 5737): Sixty-four year old Polish born American Zionist leader and
JNF executive Abram Salomon, the husband of the “former Helena Himmelbblau”
with whom he had three children, passed away today.

1976: The
“second Broadway production of ‘The Robber Bridegroom, a musical with a book
and lyrics by Alfred Uhry’ opened today at the Biltmore Theatre.”

In New Orleans, Arlene S. Wieder was married at the New Orleans Hilton in that
hotels first such event.

of Tishrei, 5740): Chol Hamoed Sukkoth

Two days after he had passed away funeral services are scheduled to be held “at
the Congregational Son of Israel Temple in Upper Nyack, NY for eighty-four year old “Irving Maidman, a major owner of
properties around Times Square, the dean of West Side Development,” “a founder
of the Albert Einstein Medical School” and husband of “the former Edith Shvitiz
with whom he had four children – Robert, Mathew, Rebecca and Ellen – followed
by burial “at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, Queens.”

1980: Barbara Walters had an exclusive interview with President
Jimmy Carter on the ABC Nightly News.

of Tishrei, 5741): A bomb planted in a motorcycle saddlebag outside the
Copernic Street synagogue in a wealthy eastern Paris neighborhood exploded on a
Friday night, killing three Frenchmen and Aliza Shagrir, 42, and wounding 22
others. Shagrir, an Israeli cinematographer, was walking past the synagogue
with her 15-year-old son, Haggai, who would eventual go to work at the Foreign
Ministry. Aliza Shagrir was the wife of Micha Shagrir a well-known television,
film and documentary producer who lives in Jerusalem and who established the
Aliza Shagrir Fund prize for outstanding documentaries in her name. Eventually,
Hassan Diab a Lebanese native living in Canada would be charged with crime.

The funeral for seventy-eight year old hotel owner and philanthropist Hyman B.
Cantor who was survived by his wife Gertrude, his son David and his daughters
Marcia Wasserman and Nancy Lynn, is scheduled to be held today at Temple Isaiah
in Forest Hills, Queens

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Thomas T. Johnson ruled in favor of Mel
Mermelstein, finding that he had provided sufficient evidence to prove his
claim that Jews were gassed in the gas chambers at Auschwitz. The Court issued
a judgment requiring the Institute for Historical Review (IHR) to pay
Mermelstein $50,000, plus $40,000 for personal suffering, and to write a public
apology to Mermelstein.

“Tatoo, a thriller” produced by Richard P. Levine and Joseph E. Levine was
released in the United States today by 20th Century Fox.

“Body and Soul” a remake of the 1947 classic produced by Yoram Globus and
Menahem Golan was released today in the United States

of Tishrei, 5743): Shabbat and Shmini Atzeret

of Tishrei, 5743): Eighty-six year old Anna Freud, the youngest of Sigmund
Freud’s children who followed in his footsteps to become a leading
psychoanalyst passed away.

of Tishrei, 5743): “Stefano Gaj Tache, a 2-year-old Jewish boy was killed and
another 37 were injured in an attack on the Great Synagogue of Rome carried out
by Palestinian terrorists.” (As reported by Forward)

A day after having murdered Leon Klinghoffer, a wheel-chair bound Jewish
American passenger and then throwing his body overboard, the Arab/Moslem
terrorists who had high jacked the Achille Lauro negotiated with authorities as
the ship steamed towards Port Said

Senator Claiborne Pell (D- R.I.) enter into the Congressional Record an
article, “Navy Rabbi To Join Iceland Team: Russian immigrant’s grandson
picked to lead staff services,” published in the Providence Journal that
described the role played in by Rabbi Arnold Resnick, a U.S. Navy Chaplain in
leading Yom Kippur services in Greenland during the planning meetings for the
latest Soviet-American summit

Claire Boothe Luce passed away. Most people remember her as the wife of Henry
Luce, the man who created the Time-Life publishing empire. Others remember her
as a Republican Party political figure and ambassador. But Mrs. Luce considered
herself first and foremost a playwright, a role that brought her great success
before World War II. In 1939, she wrote Margin
for Error
, a comedy about a policeman assigned to protect the
German consul in New York. The Consul is a Nazi. The police officer is an
American Jew. The play was considered the first successful anti-Nazi play to
reach Broadway.

of Tishrei, 5749): Eighty-four year old playwright Edward Chodorov, a friend of
Moss Hart and S.J. Pereleman passed away today.
1988: Today CBS released “Liberace: Behind the Music” a biopic “co-starring
Victor Garber and Saul Rubinek” and featuring Shawn
1988: Active polio viruses have been discovered in sewage and a water
purification plant in four more Israeli cities, bringing the total number of
infected areas to nine, Israel Radio said today. Officials at the Tourism
Ministry said they had not been consulted before the decision was made. They
expressed concern that the move to inoculate most of the population would
frighten tourists planning to visit Israel. Dr. Walter A. Orenstein, director
of the immunization division at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and
a member of a team of experts here to advise the Israelis, said, ”We’re seeing
a number of cases in people who had oral polio vaccine in the past.” That is
the same form of vaccination most North Americans were given as children. Ten Israelis
have been diagnosed with polio since an outbreak of the disease began early
last month. Officials originally said they believed the outbreak was confined
to north-western Israel, around the town of Or Akiva, where the first two cases
were discovered. Open sewage in Or Akiva was thought to be the source of the
disease, and the town’s entire population of 5,000 was inoculated. But then
other people in Hadera, Acre, Ramle and Lod, near Tel Aviv, became infected
with the virus. Israel Radio reported this morning that water and sewage tests
have revealed active polio viruses in the Haifa water purification plant and in
the sewage systems of Yahud, Petah Tikva and Tiberias. On Thursday, in response
to advice from the team of foreign health experts, the Health Ministry
announced that all residents up to the age of 40 would be vaccinated. Israeli
officials had been reluctant to order mass inoculations because it is believed
that 90 percent of the population has natural or acquired immunity to polio.
But the foreign experts recommended the move because Israelis in that age group
were inoculated with a less potent oral vaccine. Palestinians in the occupied
territories, where no cases of polio have been reported, were traditionally
given the more powerful injected vaccine because of their poorer living
conditions. As a result, Mr. Orenstein told Israel Radio today that there is
”suggestive evidence that there may be some susceptibility problems in some of
the young teen-agers and adults” throughout Israel. He said that though the
cases were still small in number, the ”proportion is much greater in adults.”
When asked if North American immigrants living in Israel should also receive a
polio booster, Mr. Orenstein said, ”If it were me, I’d participate with the rest
of the population. We think the risk is low, but we don’t think the risk is

of Tishrei, 5750): Yom Kippur

of Tishrei, 5750): Nine-one year old Richard F. Ulhmann, the former head of
Ulhmann Grain Company and former “president of the Chicago Board of Trade” who
was the husband of Catherine Ulhmann with whom he had three children –
Frederick, Janis and Audrey – passed away today in Highland Park, Il.

1989: Penthouse Magazine’s
Hebrew edition hits the newsstands

Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile.

“Homicide” a crime film “written and directed by David Mamet” and featuring
Robin Spielberg was released in the United States today

Janet Rosenberg Jagan became the “First Lady of Guyana” today.

1992: “A River Runs Through It” a cinematic gem
based on a novel of the same name featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt was released
in the United States today.

of Tishrei, 5754): On Shabbat, “Dror Forer and Aran Bachar were murdered by
terrorists in Wadi Kelt in the Judean Desert. The Popular Front and the Islamic
Jihad ‘Al-Aqsa Squads’ each publicly claimed responsibility.”

“Nowhere to Hide” a made for television film co-starring Max Pomeranc was
broadcast for the first time on ABC.

of Cheshvan): Holocaust survivor, successful businessman and founder of the NYC
Marathon, Fred Lebow, passed away. (As reported by Michael Janofsky)

Corey Pavin won the Tokai Classic. The
golf tournament was Japanese; the golfer was Jewish.

Alfred Doulton wrote to Sir Martin Gilbert describing the heavy casualties
suffered by the 49th Infantry Division, including the murder of
their brigadier on October 25, 1945, as the British sought to quell the
uprising by the Indonesians who had declared their independence from the

of Tishrei, 5756): Sukkoth

of Tishrei): Ninety-five year old Polish born Lillian Nassau, a major mogul in
the world antiques and the wife of Dr. Leo S Palitz passed away today.

of Tishrei, 5757): Ninety-year old Julius Raskin, the captain of CCNY
basketball team known as “Little Tubby” because his older brother Morris was
called “Big Tubby” who went on to career in education passed away today.

of Tishrei, 5760) Parashat Bereshit; the cycle begins again

of Tishrei, 5761): Yom Kippur is observed for the first time in the 21st

of Tishrei, 5762): Shmini Atzeret

Protests against the airstrikes in Afghanistan erupted into extraordinary
confrontations today in the Gaza Strip, when Palestinian security forces opened
fire on Palestinian student demonstrators and killed at least two people,
including a 13-year-old boy which brought no voice of rage from the Arab or
international community and which was seen by some as a way that Arafat
retained his hold over the Palestinians some of whom might be looking to Osama
bin Laden for leadership.

Today, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon “expressed regret for the loss of civilian
life” but warned that there would be more raids into Gaza because they were “a
necessary bulwark against terrorists attacks” by Hamas and others.

It was reported today that a major survey released October 8 “estimated the
Jewish population in the United States at 5.2 million, a decline of 300,000
from 10 years earlier. Other studies last month had reported figures of more
than 6 million.”

The Israeli Gesher Theater starts its tour of Moscow. The Moscow critics have
already called the tour the biggest event of the theater season. The Gesher
Theater was founded in 1990 in Tel Aviv by Russian immigrants

The first National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust was held in Romania.
October 9 was chosen as a date for this event because it marks the beginning of
Romanian deportations of Jews to Transnistria, in 1942.

Final performance of the London production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeny Todd.”

While play Georgia Tech today, University of Maryland punter Adam “Podlesh had
a then-career high nine punts for a then-career high 448 net yards.

of Tishrei, 5765): On Shabbat Jews begin the cycle of Torah readings with

of Tishrei, 5765): Sixty-five year old economics professor Herschel Grossman
passed away unexpectedly today.

of Tishrei, 5765: Philosopher Jacques Derrida passes away at the age of 74. (As
reported by Jonathan Kandell)

The Romanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu, participated
in the laying of a wreath at the Holocaust Memorial in Iasi and the
inauguration of The Centre for Hebrew Studies. During the inaugural National
Day of Commemorating the Holocaust, the National Institute for Studying the
Holocaust in Romania was also opened.

The Histadrut labor federation renews the strike against the Religious
Councils. Funerals will be performed only at night and there will be no
registration of marriages or Kashrut supervision in restaurants, hotels and
catering halls.

Despite threats from suicide bombers and other terrorists, Israelis work to
develop a fruitful society and create an air of normalcy. For example, Haaretz
reported that Israel’s 2 – 1 victory over Faroe Islands in a World Cup soccer
qualifier in the Ramat Gan stadium means Israel still has a chance of
qualifying for the World Cup in Germany 2006. Israel will not know if it will
qualify for the automatic birth or if it has to play a European team to get to
the match in Germany until later in the week. The Israeli coach had said
earlier that if the announcement if made on Thursday which is Yom Kippur, he
will have to wait until Thursday night to find out the fate of his team.
2005: Bishop Von Galen, the German bishop known as the “Lion of
Muenster” for his courageous anti-Nazi sermons during World War II took a
step on the road to sainthood when he was beatified in St. Peter’s Basilica.
The Nazis deported 37 priests to concentration camps 10 of whom perished in von
Galen’s place as punishment for the homilies, according to a brief biography by
Reinhard Lettmann. However von Galen was not arrested. The Nazis were worried
that if von Galen were arrested and killed, Muenster’s residents would be
angered and “written off as lost during the duration of the war,”
Lettmann wrote. Von Galen helped a Protestant pastor to hide a Jewish boy in an
institute belonging to the bishop’s office and took responsibility for the
youth, who after the war was reunited with his mother, according to testimony
carried by Vatican Radio.

of Tishrei, 5766): Comedian Louis Nye passed away. (As reported by James

The New York Times
reviewed The Pagoda in the Garden: a Novel in Three Parts by Wendy
2005: The Times of London
reviewed We Are at War: The Remarkable Diaries of Five Ordinary People in
Extraordinary Times
by Simon Garfield

A ceremony took place for setting the keystone of the National Holocaust
Memorial in Bucharest. The ceremony was attended by the President, Foreign
Minister Affairs Minister and Culture Minister, as well as representatives of
the Romanian and international Jewish community. A commemoration march also
took place through Bucharest in order to remember the Roma victims of the
Holocaust and to demand greater recognition by the government of Roma Holocaust

Haaretz reported
that Holocaust survivor groups here have joined the recommendation of the
Polish president, Lech Kaczynski, to award the Nobel Peace Prize to 96-year-old
Irena Sandler who was a member of the Polish underground group Zegota that was
dedicated to saving Jews, was recognized by the Yad Vashem Martyrs and Heroes
Remembrance Authority in 1965 for smuggling numerous Jewish children out of the
Warsaw Ghetto.
2007: A special preview screening of The
takes place as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival.
“The Counterfeiters is based on the true story of the largest counterfeiting
operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936.

of Tishrei, 5769): Yom Kippur

At Adas Israel in Washington, D.C. during a late afternoon break between Musaf
and Mincha, Washington Post columnist Marc Fisher and Emily Yoffe of Slate lead
a learning session that opens with the study of a classic text on the use of
speech in public followed by a discussion of the ethical dilemmas of reporting
and the spiritual importance of truth-telling.

In Acre, both Jews and Arabs clashed with police in various parts of the
ethnically divided city, leading to 10 arrests.

Michael Chabon, author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys
and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,
discusses his first book of nonfiction, Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and
Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son, at Lisner Auditorium, George Washington
University, Washington,D.C.

Scott Turow, the bestselling author of the legal thrillers Presumed Innocent
and The Burden of Proof, presents a lecture, “Confessions of a
Death Penalty Agnostic,” drawn from his book “Ultimate Punishment: A
Lawyer’s Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty,” at the Fairfax
County Government in Fairfax, Va..

Kol Shira will be performing at Java House in downtown Iowa City Kol Shira is
an all women sextet known for its eclectic fusion performances of International
Jewish music, including songs from Russia, Cuba, Eastern Europe, Iraq, Yemen,
France, Spain, Middle East, Italy, Romania, Algeria and more.
2009 (21 Tishrei, 5770): Hoshanah Rabbah
2009: While Friday prayers ended without incident at the al-Aksa Mosque on the
Temple Mount, Palestinian rioters clashed with police in the Jerusalem
neighborhoods of Issawiya, Ras el-Amud and Sur Baher on Friday afternoon.

of Tishrei, 5770): “Stuart M. Kaminsky, a film scholar-turned-detective
novelist who was widely known for his prodigious output, complex characters,
and rich evocations of time and place, including Hollywood in its Golden Age,
died today at the age of 75.” (As reported by Margalit Fox)

(21st Tishrei, 5770): Richard W. Sonnenfeldt, who fled Nazi Germany
as a teenager, became the chief interpreter for American prosecutors at the
Nuremberg war crimes trials and interrogated some of the most notorious Nazi
leaders of World War II, died today at
his home in Port Washington, N.Y. at the age of 86.(As reported by A.G.

Even on Hoshanah Rabah there is no rest from reviews of books by Jewish authors
and/or of special interest to Jewish readers including Anne Frank: The Book,
The Life, The Afterlife
by Francine Prose (Los Angeles Times) and Michael Bloomberg:
Money, Power, Politics
by Joyce Purnick (NY

A special Ethiopian Shabbat luncheon is scheduled to take place at the 92nd St
Y in Manhattan..”

Cheshvan, 5771): Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told Arab leaders he may seek U.S. recognition
for a Palestinian state, which would include all of the West Bank, should peace
talks with Israel break down, an aide said today.

2010: In a case of Jew versus Jew, Andy Samberg played the part of
Mark Zuckerberg in Saturday Night Live’s
lampoon of Facebook and its creator.

2011: StrorahSteps is scheduled to present Norah’s Rainbow at the
14th Street Y in Manhattan.

2011: The New York Times features reviews of books by
Jewish authors and/or of special interest to Jewish readers including “Lucky Bruce: A Literary Memoir” by Bruce Jay Friedman.

2011: A top Israeli security official is visiting Cairo, the
Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram reported today, amid recent tensions between Israel
and Egypt over security arrangements in the Sinai.

The Yom Kippur War ceremony in Tel Aviv was almost
canceled today after not a single government minister attended, causing uproar
among the bereaved families.

A screening of Amos Gati’s “Field Diary” is scheduled to take place at the New
York Film Festival at Lincoln Center.

“Fill the Voice,” “the first film about haredi life directed by an insider for
a secular audience” is scheduled to have US premiere at the New York Film

of Tishrei, 5773): Simchat Torah for Orthodox and Conservative Jews.

The funeral for Dr. Joan Morgenthau Hirschhorn is scheduled to take place
Temple Emanu-El in New York City followed by a private burial.

Two Kassam rockets fired by terrorists from the Gaza Strip tonight landed near
the southern Israeli town of Sderot, while three Grad rockets fell outside the
nearby town of Netivot.

Serge Haroche, a French-Jewish physicist, has won the Nobel Prize in Physics
jointly with David Wineland from the United States. (As reported by JTA)

Jerry Dauber, author of The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem: The Remarkable Life
and Afterlife of the Man Who Created Tevye
is scheduled to deliver The
Bernard Wexler Lecture on Jewish History in Washington, DC

“Meditations on Equilibrium: Works in Glass and Paper” by Alex Hirsch is
scheduled to open at the Oregon Jewish Museum

“Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age” is scheduled to open at the Oregon Jewish Museum.

Janet Yellen was officially nominated to replace Ben Bernanke as head of the
Federal Reserve.

Prof. Arieh Warshel, who was born in Israel and now lives in California, and
Prof. Michael Levitt, a South African native who made aliya and now splits his
time between the US and Israel, Prof. Martin Karplus, an Austrian native who
fled to the US before the Holocaust won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry today.
Warshel and Levitt are Israel’s 11th and 12th Nobel Prize laureates. (As
reported by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich)

Pope Francis told Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud) he would visit Israel but
did not specify a date.

Michael Applebaum, the first Jewish Mayor of Montreal, is scheduled to make his
first court appearance after having been “arrested and indicted on 14 charges
including fraud, conspiracy, breach of trust, and corruption in municipal

Two IDF soldiers were hurt today after two mortar shells fired from Syrian
territory landed near their position in the Golan Heights

of Cheshvan, 5774): Sixty-nine year old Roger Richman, the son of a rabbi who
became a major “talent agent” passed away today. (As reported by William

of Cheshvan, 5774): Ninety-seven year old movie critic Stanley Kaufman passed
away today. (As reported by William Grimes)

of Tishrei, 5775): Sukkoth

In Romania observance of “National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust.”

“Hamas continued to signal its willingness today to engage in negotiations with
Israel to exchange the bodies of two IDF soldiers killed in Gaza for the
release of Palestinian security detainees.” (As reported Eilor Levy)

“Patrick Modiano of France, who has made a lifelong study of the Nazi
occupation and its effects on his country, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in
literature today for what one academic called “crystal clear and resonant”
prose. (As reported by Karl Ritter and Malin Rising)

“Gett,” “a stark divorce drama from brother-and-sister duo Ronit and Shlomi
Alkabetz” is one of the films scheduled to be shown at the Hamptons
International Film Festival which opens today.

of Tishrei. 5776): Seventy-five year old Larry Rosen, “a founder of the pop-
jazz record label GRP” passed away today. (As reported by Ben Ratfliff)

A year after premiering at the Vienna International Film Festival, “99 Homes”
starring Andrew Garfield was released in the United States today.

The Eden-Tamar Music Center is scheduled to host “Loving Bach” part of The
Three Piano Series.

“Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights,” “ a new
exhibit” recounting “the efforts made by American Jews and African-Americans to
fight for the fundamental American promise of equality before and during the
Civil Rights era” is scheduled to go on display today at the Center for Jewish

The New York Times featured reviews
of books by Jewish authors and/or of special interest to Jewish readers
including Richard Posner by William Domnarski and the recently paperback
edition of Give Us The Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
by Ari Berman

Today “Jewish actress Arianne Zucker, the subject of Donald Trump’s comments
about women from a decade-old tape” in which he discussed “sexually assaulting
women and trying to have sex with married
while he was married to his current wife” commented on the subject
declaring that she is “a strong, independent, hard working mother, business
woman and partner to a great man” and announcing her “to stand tall with
self-respect” while decrying the facts that “there are too many people in power
who abuse their position…and rewarded for it.”

“The first group of Ethiopian Jews to move to Israel after waiting for three
years is scheduled to arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport this evening,
almost a year after the government approved the immigration of 9,000 Jews still
left in Ethiopia.” (As reported by Melanie Lidman

This afternoon, Temple Israel is scheduled to host a tour which will tell the
story of the Memphis Jewish community “as it migrated from Main Street where
the state’s first synagogue was established in in 1857 to present-day East

In Coralville, IA, Odeh Bisharat and Galit Dahan Carlibach are scheduled to
speak at the “Morning with the International Writers Prgoram.”

Jews all over the world are scheduled to take part in the annual custom of
“Kever Avot” – visiting the graves of our ancestors.

“A Palestinian gunman, known to Israeli police for violence and incitement on
social media, killed two Israelis and wounded several others while shooting a
rifle from his car in Jerusalem” today.

“A public concert schedule to be held in Tel Aviv’s Rabin square today” will
not take place “because World Zionist Organization and Radio Lev Hamedina, two
of the chief backers of the show, pulled out following a report, which revealed
the event did not include any women among its lineup of seven performers
because one of the financiers is opposed to women singing before a mixed
audience on religious grounds.”

Rabbi Mendel Deitsch “a Chabad rabbi who
was severely beaten in a train station in the western Ukrainian city of
Zhitomir was airlifted to Israel by emergency medical transport.”

On its closing night, SERET, DC, a celebration of contemporary Israeli cinema
is scheduled to show “Sandstorm”

Today, on the anniversary of the birth of Alfred Dreyfus, “one of his grandsons
unveiled a stute of him at a local park’ in his home town “Mulhouse.”

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Center for Jewish History are scheduled
to present a conference on “The Blood Libel Then and Now: The Enduring Impact
of an Imaginary Event” featuring Elissa Bemporad, Raphael Israeli, David
Kertzer, Hillel Kieval, E.M. Rose, Magda Teter, and Barbara Weissberger.

A memorial service is scheduled to be held today for Miky Gershenson of blessed

In the United States; Columbus Day observed

2017(19th of Tishrei, 5778): Sukkoth Chol Ha’moed;

Beit Avi Chai is scheduled to host a series of Sukkoth activities aimed
children including a play about Saul including “struggles over kingship, desert
chases and the magic of music.

2017: “The second annual
NoshFest,, Toronto’s Jewish food festival” organized by Andrea Segal and
Michelle Gordon is scheduled to take place to at Artscape Wychwood Barnes
featuring “Jewish delicacies, cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings and the
Klezmer band, Jonno LIghtstone and the Rock the Shtetl.

2017: Seventy-two year old
Professor Richard Thaler “was award the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

2018: This evening the Oxford
University Jewish Society is scheduled to host a dinner during which attendees
will discuss “New Beginnings in Jewish Thought: A Start-up Practice.”

2018: The YIVO Institute for Jewish
Research is scheduled to host the book launch of Historical Atlas of
by “Marcin Wodziński, a professor of Jewish studies at the
University of Wrocław in Poland and David Biale, the Emanuel Ringelblum
Distinguished Professor of Jewish History at the University of California,

2018: The Streicker Center is
scheduled to host “An Evening with Simon Schama” the author of two weighty
tomes entitled The Story of the Jews.

2018(30th of Tishrei,
5779): First Day Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan

(10th of Tishrei, 5780): Yom Kippur;

In New Orleans, the Jewish Federation is scheduled to the “Federation-JNOLA
Break Fast.

As Jews all over the world remember the 46th Anniversary of the Yom
Kippur War, some may be wondering what the impact of the decision of the United
States to abandon the Kurds and allow Turkey to invade parts of Syria will mean
for the long term security of the region.

of Tishrei, 5781): Hoshana Raba

In Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Temple Judea is scheduled to host a “new Simchat
Torah Experience, where attendees create their own quills and write their names
in Hebrew with Rabbi Feivel, have an Aliyah and say the Shema from the Torah
with Abbie, and play Torah trivia with Rabbi Yaron

In another session examining UC Berkeley’s Magnes Collection, curators
Francesco Spagnolo and Shir Kochavi are scheduled to “talk about historian
Koppel Pinson in Europe, 1945-46, and a photo of him on Hitler’s balcony.”

In the Catholic Church observance of St. Denis, the day in 1290 when the Jews
of London left the city after King Edward had expelled all of the Jews from his
Kingdom after having stripped them of their “wealth.”

Kerem Shalom is scheduled to present an online Simchat Torah and Erev Shabbat
party where attendees bring their own beverage and a nosh and “enjoy wonderful
music and even a little dancing.”

For Jews, a double simcha – celebration of the 7th day of Sukkoth
and celebration of Louise Gluck being named yesterday as the winner of the 2002
Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Osher Marin JCC is scheduled to host a “two-mile walk through China Camp
State Park with GTU Jewish studies professor Sam Shonkoff, who will teach how
nature connects with Hasidic prayer practices known as hitbodedut.”

In San Francisco, the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company is scheduled to present a
preview of its upcoming show, a collaboration among dances from Israel, China
and India…”

The Jewish Film Festival at the Jacob Burns Film Center is scheduled to host
the final screening of “When Hitler Stole the Pink Rabbit” and the first
screening of “The Red Orchestra.”

The Lockdown University Team is scheduled to host a webinar on “The Merchant of
Venice in Film” with Professor David Peimer.

The Edin Tamir Center is scheduled to host the Tel Aviv Wind Quintet with
Aviram Reichiet” performing the works of Haydn, Verdi, Beethoven and George

In Danville, CA, Beth Chaim Congregation is scheduled to host Jewish rock
musician, Rick Recht, known for his albums “Shabbat Alive,” “Tov” and “Free to
Be the Jew in Me.”

of Cheshvan, 5782): Parashat Noach;

of Tishrei, 5783): Erev Sukkoth

2022: Starting today at 4 p.m. the IDF is scheduled
to closing the crossings with the West Bank that will continue until the end of
the first day of Sukkoth to avoid terrorist attacks which have all too often
been attempted during Jewish holidays. (As reported by TOI)

The Museum at Eldridge Street is scheduled to host “Eldridge Arts and Learning”
during which children five and older will “learn about the stained-glass
windows in this historic synagogue.”

American Jewish Historical Society is scheduled to present a panel discussing
“Person Remembrances of Eli Evans, the Poet Laureate of Southern Jews.”

The New York Times features books by Jewish authors and/or of special interest
to Jewish readers including American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent
Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis
Adam Hochschild, the son of German-Jewish immigrant Harold K. Hochschild
and Profiles in Ignorance by Adam Borowitz.

Michael Twitty is scheduled to be the featured speaker at today’s Capitol Food
Festival in Washington, D.C.

In Metairie, LA, Conservative Congregation Shir Chadesh is scheduled to hold
its board meeting.

The Museum at Eldridge Street is scheduled to host “Shuls of Grandeur Walking
Tour of the Lower East Side} that will start the Bialystoker Synagogue, “the
largest active Orthodox congregation on the Lower East Side” and end at the
Museum at Eldrige Street.

YIVO is scheduled to present an “in-person event” featuring the “Semer Ensemble
which is dedicated to music recorded by Jewish artists during the Nazi period
on the almost unknown Berlin-based Semer record label.”

In New York, Temple Emanu-El is scheduled to hold a brief prayer service and
candlelight vigil this evening on the steps of the Fifth Avenue Sanctury which
is designed to provide an opportunity for people to share their “collective
concern for Israel and those injured, taken hostage, on the fighting lines.”

In response to the attack on Israel and the murder and kidnapping of innocent
civilians, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Rabbi Yaron and Cantor Abbie are
scheduled to hold an in person minyan this morning.

As October 9 begins in Israel, the country is dealing with a cascade of
problems including, but not limited to, reports
of mounting numbers of dead and wounded, rocket attacks from Hezbollah, the
possibility of an attack from Syria, continued terrorist attacks from Gaza and
in one sense, worst of all, how to gain the freedom of the hundreds of
hostages, many of them civilians being held by Hamas. (Editor’s note: this
situation is too fluid for this blog to cover so we are just providing a
snapshot as of the posting at midnight Israeli time)

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