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This Day, March 30, In Jewish History by Mitchell A or Deb Levin Z"L

 March 301135: On the secular calendar, birthdate of Maimonides (Moses Ben Maimon) in Cordova, Spain. According to Jewish tradition he was born Erev Pesach. "From Moses to Moses there was none like Moses.' This folk saying sums up the greatness of... »

This Day, March 18, In Jewish History by Mitchell A and Deb Levin Z"L

March 18 37: The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius' will and proclaims Caligula emperor. Caligula ruled from 37 until his death in 41. From the Jewish perspective he was not so much an anti-Semite as a lunatic whose crazy behavior affected the Jews. The bi... »

This Day, March 6, In Jewish History by Mitchell A and Deb Levin Z"L

March 6 19 BCE (12th of Adar II, 3741): The Temple “built” by King Herod was dedicated.  Technically, Herod had refurbished the Second Temple and not built a ‘third Sanctuary.” 1239: With the Edict of Valencia, Spanish King James I validated pri... »

This Day, March 2, In Jewish History

March 2 117(12th of Adar, 3877):  As the rebellion by Disapora Jews against the Roman Empire of Trajan came to an unsuccessful close, two Jewish brothers who had been leaders in the revolt, Pappus and Julianus were executed at Laodicea in Syria.&... »