Tuesday March 12: 7 Adar II

It was on this day in the year 1240 that copies of the Talmud possessed by the Jews of France were confiscated by the Church and ultimately destroyed by fire. Book burning seems to have been a popular past time in Europe throughout the ages. We say that because, as we know from recent history, […] »

Friday February 15: 10 Adar

It was on this day in the year 1349 that Jews of Freiburg, Germany were massacred due to the Black Death riots that were sweeping across Europe. During the plague, thousands of Europeans died, with the glaring exception of Jewish populations. Thus, it was believed that the Jews, somehow, someway, were responsible for the plague […] »

Monday April 1: 27 Adar II

It was on this day in the year 561 B.C. that king Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, died in a Babylonian prison. On that same day, Yehoachim, the former king of Judah, was released from his Babylonian prison cell, after being held captive for 36 years. Why did God allow the kings of Judah […] »

Tuesday February 12: 7 Adar

Tradition teaches that, on this day, many key events transpired, all of which centered around the culmination of Moses’ life and ministry. Tradition believes that on this day Moses was born in Egypt and, on this day years later, Moses died on Mt. Nebo. Before expiring, however, Moses would give his farewell benediction to the […] »