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December 30, 1066: The Granada Massacre

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A Muslim mob stormed the royal palace in Granada, Spain on this date in 1066, crucified Joseph ibn Naghrela, the Jewish vizier to the Berber king, and massacred more than a thousand Jewish families....

Johan van Hulst: Dutch teacher who saved 600 Jewish children and babies from Nazis...

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Johan van Hulst was a Dutch Christian who, up until World War II, had already committed to helping children with his life — as a teacher, school director, university professor, and author. But when...

September 24th, 1683: French King Louis XIV ordered Jews expelled from French colonies in...

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French King Louis XIV ordered Jews expelled from French colonies in North America on this date in 1683. The order was mostly ignored where it would be most relevant, in Martinique, the Caribbean land...
Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-A0706-0018-029 / CC-BY-SA 3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

33,771 murdered Jews: The Babi Yar nightmare

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77 years ago, Dina Levina was at Babi Yar, a ravine just outside of Kiev, Ukraine, where she witnessed one of the largest massacres of the Holocaust. The massacre was the largest mass-killing under the...

October 28, 1948: The flag of the State of Israel was adopted

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The flag of the State of Israel was adopted on this date in 1948. Its blue stripes symbolize the stripes on a traditional Jewish prayer shawl (opponents of Israel have long falsely claimed that...

August 14, 1889: 130 Russian Jewish families arrived in Argentina on the S.S. Weser...

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On this date in 1889, 130 Russian Jewish families arrived in Argentina on the S.S. Weser and formed the settlement of Moisés Ville, named for Baron Maurice de Hirsch. Their presence and early rough-going...
Jewish Wedding in Morocco. Painting by Eugène Delacroix.

Expulsion Of Sephardic Jews from Spain In 1492 And Their Relocation And Success In...

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The Catholic Monarchs, King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile took control of the Emirate of Grenada (1238-1492), the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, on January 2, 1492. King Boabdil surrendered...

Jews in Turkey

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In the fourteenth century, when the * Ottoman state was in its early formative stages, Jews were already settled in Anatolia and the *Balkans, where they had lived for many centuries.Most of them were...

February 14, 1896: Theodor Herzl Published “The Jewish State” (Der Judenstaat)

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Der Judenstaat (German, literally The Jews' State, commonly rendered as The Jewish State) is a pamphlet written by Theodor Herzl and published in February 1896 in Leipzig and Vienna by M. Breitenstein's Verlags-Buchhandlung. It...

March 16, 597 BCE: Jerusalem Falls To Babylon

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Jerusalem fell to Nebuchadnezzar II, the king of the Babylonian Empire, on this date in 597 BCE, following a four-month siege, according to the Babylonian Chronicles, a set of tablets currently possessed by the...