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September 2017

 

 

Shalom one and all!

Here we are in the middle of the month of Elul and look at the world! All I can say is hold on to your shorts! In my book, “Blood Moons” I warned of these days approaching even as many scoffed. Now they are here. I want to share with you now the other signs in the heavens that are coming quickly after the Revelation 12 sign during the days of awe. As I have stated many times, I do not control heavenly signs or the dates they occur. I do not control the biblical calendar. All I do, is connect them for everyone, I give my thoughts of what may happen from my perspective and you are free to have your own interpretation. So here we go. There is more than what I will share with you but this is the current priority. We all see the devastation following the total solar eclipse across the US with three back to back hurricanes in the South, the fires raging all over the Northwest, events in North Korea and Syria, but we find comfort in knowing God is at the helm and is with us. I feel this months newsletter is the most important one I have ever written and pray you spread this far and wide.

 

I need to start by telling you about Tu B’Shevat, which translates as the 15th day of the month of Shevat. This next year it takes place on January 31st. There are 3 blood moons or total lunar eclipses coming in a row starting next year on Tu B’Shevat, then Tu B’Av, the 15th of AV, and again on Tu B’Shevat in 2019! Staying with Scripture I want to explain what I believe God is trying to communicate. I could be wrong. Just as Nisan 1 is the beginning of the religious calendar and Tishri 1 is the beginning of the civil calendar, Tu B’Shevat is the beginning of the year for trees. Tu B’Shevat is the Jewish New Year of the trees, and we celebrate it at the time that most trees in Israel begin to bud. This is the time of year when the winter has just ended and spring is coming. 

 

Leviticus 19:23-25 And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as forbidden; three years shall it be as forbidden unto you; it shall not be eaten. And in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy, for giving praise unto the LORD. But in the fifth year may ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you more richly the increase thereof: I am the LORD your God.

 

So if you plant 100 trees over the course of a year how in the world would you keep track of the time for each tree if that applied to the date you planted each individual tree?! So Tu B’Shevat is the beginning count for everyone each year to keep track.

 

The bible states in many places that man is to be compared to a tree. God is always looking for trees that produce fruit. In Deuteronomy 20:19,20 God states that the only trees that may be cut down in war-time are non fruit bearing trees. War is coming and we better be bearing fruit!

 

Matthew 21:19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he came to it, and found nothing on it but leaves. He said to it, “Let there be no fruit from you forever!” Immediately the fig tree withered away.

 

Matthew 7:19 Every tree that doesn’t grow good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire.

 

Luke 13:5-9 I tell you, no, but, unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way.” He spoke this parable. “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none. He said to the vine dresser, ‘Behold, these three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and found none. Cut it down. Why does it waste the soil? He answered, ‘Lord, leave it alone this year also, until I dig around it, and fertilize it. If it bears fruit, fine; but if not, after that, you can cut it down.'”

 

As I said earlier: This is the time of year when the winter has just ended and spring is coming. It is amazing to see beautiful almond trees blossoming all over Israel every winter. They are the first tree to blossom and yet the last to bear fruit.

 

Jeremiah 1:9-12 Don’t be afraid because of them; for I am with you to deliver you,” says the LORD. Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth; and the LORD said to me, “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. Behold, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant. Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well; for I watch over my word to perform it.”

 

This prophecy uses a play on words that carries a vital truth for Israel as well as for us. The Hebrew word for almond, shaked, is also translated “to watch”. By seeing the almond branch, God assured Jeremiah that He is watching over His word to bring it to pass, no matter the passage of time. In context, God had just given Israel a warning. Tu B’Shevat is the time when most trees begin to bud in Israel letting them know one season has ended and a new one is beginning.

 

Matthew 24:32-34  “Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch has now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near. Even so you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Most certainly I tell you, this generation will not pass away, until all these things are accomplished.

 

So in summary: Tu B’Shevat is a signal of a change in season, the annual time to inspect the trees for fruit, (think humans) and we have a blood red moon. We also read the Scriptures about the blossoming of the fig tree where a major sign was given with Israel becoming a nation and it just so happened it was in springtime 70 years ago! Now let’s bring this all together. In Revelation we read about a red horse:

 

Revelation 6:3,4 When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come!” Another came forth, a red horse. To him who sat on it was given power to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another. There was given to him a great sword.

 

We are about to end the Hebrew year 5777 which represents a great sword. Just as there are three sevens, I believe God’s sword was raised over us 3 times.

 

This was the year the sword was raised as a warning to repent as given to Baalam:

Numbers 22:31-34 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed his head, and fell on his face. The angel of the LORD said to him, “Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come forth as an adversary, because your way is perverse before me: and the donkey saw me, and turned aside before me these three times. Unless she had turned aside from me, surely now I would have killed you, and saved her alive.” Balaam said to the angel of the LORD, “I have sinned; for I didn’t know that you stood in the way against me. Now therefore, if it displeases you, I will go back again.”

 

And David saw the destroying angel with his sword drawn as three days of destruction was coming on Jerusalem:

1Chronicles 21:16 David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the LORD standing between earth and the sky, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell on their faces.

 

As a nation we have but a few days left to repent as Balaam did or we will see the sword of the Lord come down mightily.

So now let’s tie the verse in Revelation about the red horse, the sword, and war and the taking of peace from the earth and tie it to Tu B’Shevat, the Blood Red Moon on that day and Zechariah 1. In Zechariah 1 we find he has had a vision on the 24th day of Shevat just 9 days after the 15th of Shevat. The number 9 speaks of judgment.

 

Zechariah 1:8-10 “I had a vision in the night, and behold, a man riding on a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in a ravine; and behind him there were red, brown, and white horses. Then I asked, ‘My lord, what are these?'” The angel who talked with me said to me, “I will show you what these are.” The man who stood among the myrtle trees answered, “They are the ones the LORD has sent to go back and forth through the earth.

 

Here we have the red horse who is among the trees in the very month of trees inspecting! Then we see:

 

Zechariah 1:9-11 Then I asked, ‘My lord, what are these?'” The angel who talked with me said to me, “I will show you what these are. The man who stood among the myrtle trees answered, “They are the ones the LORD has sent to go back and forth through the earth.” They reported to the angel of the LORD who stood among the myrtle trees, and said, “We have walked back and forth through the earth, and behold, all the earth is at rest and in peace.

The red horseman is about to take this peace from the earth and it happens in the month of Shevat and this next year we have a blood red moon just 9  days before this vision was given! Then look at this next verse:

 

Zechariah 1:12 Then the angel of the LORD replied, “O LORD of Hosts, how long will you not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which you have had indignation these seventy years?

This vision took place at the end of the 70 years and we are now at the end of the 70 years of Israel blossoming as a fig tree becoming a nation! Then God declares He is very jealous over Jerusalem and then:

 

Zechariah 1:15,16 I am very angry with the nations that are at ease; for I was but a little displeased, but they added to the calamity.” Therefore thus says the LORD: “I have returned to Jerusalem with mercy. My house shall be built in it,” says the LORD of Hosts, “and a line shall be stretched forth over Jerusalem.“‘

 

It is time for the Temple to be built! God is about to determine the borders for Jerusalem not the UN! As we see here:

Zechariah 2:1,2 I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand.  Then I asked, “Where are you going?” He said to me, “To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its breadth and what is its length.”

 

So look at what is next!

Zechariah 1:18,19 I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and behold, four horns. I asked the angel who talked with me, “What are these?” He answered me, “These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.”

 

Who are the four horns that won’t allow Jerusalem and Israel to be united? The Quartet! The UN, the EU, Russia and the US! They were formed in 2002 for the sole purpose of creating a Palestinian state!

So what do we find next?:

Zechariah 1:21 The LORD showed me four craftsmen. Then I asked, “What are these coming to do?” He said, “These are the horns which scattered Judah, so that no man lifted up his head; but these have come to terrify them, to cast down the horns of the nations, which lifted up their horn against the land of Judah to scatter it.”

 

Conclusion:

With blood red moons two years in a row on Tu B’shvat starting January 31st 2018, with Zechariah’s vision of the red horse among the trees during the month of trees in Shevat, also being at the end of the 70 years of Israel being born in a day, the red horse of Revelation with a raised sword about to take peace from the earth, I believe we are about to see the red horse of the apocalypse happening. We are not to be afraid but to take hold of what is really important – each other!

 

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This month’s recipes inspired by Rosh Hashanah!  

 

Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Recipe By: Ann Marie

 

Prep 15 m

Cook 15 m

Ready In 2 h 30 m

 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5 small onions, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • skewers

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, honey, soy sauce, and pepper. Before adding chicken, reserve a small amount of marinade to brush onto kabobs while cooking. Place the chicken, garlic, onions and peppers in the bowl, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours (the longer the better).
  2. Preheat the grill for high heat.
  3. Drain marinade from the chicken and vegetables, and discard marinade. Thread chicken and vegetables alternately onto the skewers.
  4. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place the skewers on the grill. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until chicken juices run clear. Turn and brush with reserved marinade frequently.

 

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Honey Roasted Red Potatos 

Recipe By: STEPHNDON

 

Prep 10 m

Cook 35 m

Ready In 45 m

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly coat an 11×7 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place potatoes in a single layer in prepared dish, and top with onion. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, honey, mustard, salt and pepper; drizzle over potatoes and onion.
  3. Bake in the preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for 35 minutes or until tender, stirring halfway through the cooking time.

 

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Apple Honey Challah

Recipe By: Tori Avey

 

Servings: 2 Round Challot (Challahs)

 

Dough Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water, divided
  • 1 packet (1/4 oz) active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 5 to 7 cups flour
  • 3 medium granny smith apples
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp turbinado sugar (optional)

Egg Wash Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Pour ¼ cup of the lukewarm water (about 110 degrees) into a large mixing bowl. Add 1 packet of Active Dry Yeast and 1 tsp of sugar to the bowl, whisk to dissolve. Wait 10 minutes. The yeast should have activated, meaning it will look expanded and foamy. If it doesn’t, your yeast may have expired, which means your bread won’t rise-go buy some fresh yeast!
  2. Once your yeast has activated, add remaining 1 ¼ cup lukewarm water to the bowl along with the egg, egg yolks, honey, canola oil, vanilla and salt. Use a whisk to thoroughly blend the ingredients together.
  3. Begin adding the flour to the bowl by half-cupfuls, stirring with a large spoon each time flour is added. When mixture becomes too thick to stir, use your hands to knead.
  4. Continue to add flour and knead the dough until it’s smooth, elastic, and not sticky. The amount of flour you will need to achieve this texture varies-only add flour until the dough feels pliable and “right.” Turn the dough out onto a smooth surface and knead a few more times.
  5. Place a saucepan full of water on the stove to boil.
  6. Wash out the mixing bowl that you used to mix the challah dough. Grease the bowl with canola oil. Push the dough back into the bottom of the bowl, then flip it over so that both sides are slightly moistened by the oil.
  7. Cover the bowl with a clean, damp kitchen towel. Place the bowl of dough on the middle rack of your oven. Take the saucepan full of boiling water and place it below the rack where your dough sits. Close the oven, but do not turn it on. The pan of hot water will create a warm, moist environment for your dough to rise. Let the dough rise for 1 hour.
  8. Take the dough bowl out and punch it down several times to remove air pockets. Place it back inside the oven and let it rise for 1 hour longer.
  9. During this final rise, fill a mixing bowl with cold water and dissolve ½ tsp of salt in it. Peel the apples and dice them into very small pieces, about ¼ inch large. Place the diced apples into the bowl of lightly salted water. Reserve. When you are ready to begin braiding the dough, drain the apple pieces and pat them dry with paper towels. Toss the apple pieces with 1/4 cup of sugar. If you’d like, you can add ½ tsp of cinnamon to the sugar to give the apples an apple-cinnamon flavor.
  10. Take the dough out of the oven; it should have doubled in size during this final rise. If it has not fully risen, return it to the oven till it’s had a chance to properly rise. When the dough is ready, flour a smooth surface like a cutting board. Punch the dough down into the bowl a few times, then turn the dough out onto the floured surface. Knead the dough a bit, adding flour as needed to keep it from feeling sticky. You will have enough dough for two medium-sized challot (challahs).
  11. Divide the dough into two equal halves. Put one half of the dough on a smooth, lightly floured surface. Leave the other half of the dough in the bowl covered by a moist towel. Cut the dough on the floured surface into four equal portions.
  12. Take one of the four portions and stretch it with your fingers into a rough rectangle, about 1 foot long and 3-4 inches wide. Use a rolling pin to smooth the dough, if it helps. The rectangle doesn’t need to look perfect, and it shouldn’t be too thin– the dough needs to be thick enough to handle an apple filling.
  13. Sprinkle some of the sugared apple pieces across the center of the rectangle. You should use about 1/8 of the apple pieces in each rectangle. Liquid will collect in the apple bowl as you progress-do not transfer the liquid to the dough, or it will weaken and become mushy. Do your best to shake off excess liquid before placing the apples on the dough. Leave at least 1/2 inch border along the outer edge of the dough clean, with no apples.
  14. Gently roll the upper edge of the rectangle down to the lower edge and pinch to seal, creating a snake-like roll of dough stuffed with apples. This is the beginning of your strand.
  15. Gently and carefully roll the stuffed strand till it becomes smooth, using gentle pressure with your hands on the center of the strand, pulling outward as you roll. If any apples begin to poke through the dough, repair the hole with your fingers before you continue. Re-flour the surface as needed to keep your dough from sticking.
  16. Taper the ends of the strand by clasping between both palms and rolling. At the end of the rolling process, your strand should be about 16 to 18 inches long with tapered ends.
  17. Once your apple strand has been rolled, repeat the process with the remaining 3 pieces of dough, making sure that they are even in length with the first strand. In the end, you’ll have 4 apple-stuffed strands.
  18. Now your stuffed strands are ready to braid. There are a few different ways to braid 4 strands into a challah. This recipe will guide you through one method for braiding a round four strand challah.
  19. Place two strands in the center of a smooth surface, running parallel top to bottom. Place the third strand across the two strands, going under the left strand and over the right. Place the fourth strand directly below the third strand, going over the left strand and under the right. You will have something similar to a tic-tac-toe board pattern, with the center of the board being a very small square and 8 “legs” sticking out from that center. Keep the center as tight as possible… you’ll be braiding from the center. I have numbered the strand ends in the following diagram to make the braiding process easier.
  20. Take strand 1 and cross it over strand 2.
  21. Take strand 3 and cross it over strand 4.
  22. Take strand 5 and cross it over strand 6.
  23. Take strand 7 and cross it over strand 8.
  24. Take strand 2 and cross it back the opposite way, over strand 7.
  25. Take strand 8 and cross it over strand 5.
  26. Take strand 6 and cross it over strand 3.
  27. Take strand 4 and cross it over strand 1.
  28. Take strand 7 and twist it with strand 4.
  29. Tuck the twisted ends under the challah.
  30. Repeat this process with the remaining loose ends-twist and tuck 1 with 6, then 3 and 8, then 5 and 2.
  31. When all of the loose ends are twisted under, gently plump the challah into a nice, even round shape.
  32. After the round has been braided, place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Let the braid rise 30 to 45 minutes longer. You’ll know the dough is ready to bake when you press your finger into the dough and the indentation stays, rather than bouncing back. While this challah rises, you can braid the other half of the dough in the same way, or you might choose a different braid for your second challah. No matter which way you braid, you can conceal the apple pieces inside the strands using the same method described above. Your second challah will rise as the first one bakes.
  33. Prepare your egg wash by beating the egg, salt and water till smooth. Use a pastry brush to brush a thin layer of the mixture onto the visible surface of your challah. Reserve the leftover egg wash. Sprinkle the top of the challah with 1 tbsp turbinado sugar, if you wish.
  34. Each challah needs to bake for about 45 minutes total, but to get the best result the baking should be done in stages. First, set your timer to 20 minutes and put your challah in the oven.
  35. After 20 minutes, take the challah out of the oven and coat the grooves of the braid with another thin layer of egg wash. These areas tend to expand during baking, exposing dough that will turn white unless they are coated with egg wash. Turn the challah around, so the opposite side faces front, and put it back into the oven. Turning it will help your challah brown evenly-the back of the oven is usually hotter than the front.
  36. The challah will need to bake for about 20 minutes longer. For this last part of the baking process, keep an eye on your challah-it may be browning faster than it’s baking. Once the challah is browned to your liking, take it out and tent it with foil, then place it back in the oven. Remove the foil for the last 2 minutes of baking time.
  37. Take the challah out of the oven. At this point your house should smell delicious. Test the bread for doneness by turning it over and tapping on the bottom of the loaf-if it makes a hollow sound, and it’s golden brown all the way across, it’s done. Because of the apples in this challah, it may take a bit longer to bake than your regular challah recipe. Err on the side of letting it cook longer to make sure it’s baked all the way through. You can also stick an instant read thermometer in the thickest part of the challah– when it reads 190, it is baked all the way through. Let challah cool completely on a wire cooling rack before serving. Bake the second challah in the same way.

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This Day in Jewish History 

 

Elul – Tishrei

 

[10 Elul]

  • No’ach opened the window in the Teiva and sent the raven out.
  • Jews of the ghetto in Buda survived a riotous attack and declared the day as a Purim, 1684.
  • Yahrzeit of R. Yitzchak Yaakov Reines, rabbinic pioneer of Mizrachi, 1915.

[11 Elul]

  • Expulsion of the Jewish community in Moravia, 1563.
  • Liquidation of the ghettos of Minsk and Lida, 1943.

[12 Elul]

  • Pope renews anti-Jewish restrictions of the Roman Jewish community, 1732.

[13 Elul]

  • Jews of New York (1695, pre-USA) petition the governor for permission to exercise their religion in public. Permission was denied, because freedom of religion applied to Christians only.

[14 Elul]

  • Oldest existing ketuba written in the Western Hemisphere, 1643 (Yitzchak and Yehudit).
  • Nazis decreed that Jews had no rights to moveable or immoveable property, 1940.
  • Jews of Vilna confined to ghetto, 1941.
  • 1668 Jews of Radomysl, Poland, executed by Nazis, 1941.

[15 Elul]

  • The right to public worship is denied to the Jews of New York, 1685. (44 years – almost to the day – later, the foundation was laid for the first synagogue structure in New York (and all of North America.)
  • Yahrzeit of Rabbi Akiva Eiger, 1758.
  • Russia decreed the draft of Jewish boys from the age of 12, 1827.

[16 Elul]

  • Nazi decree forbidding non-Jews to work for Jews, 1940.
  • Whole Jewish community of Meretsch, Lithuania, massacred by the Nazis, 1941.
  • Illegal Jewish immigrants exiled to Mauritius by the British, were admitted into Eretz Yisrael, 1945.

[17 Elul]

  • No’ach released the dove.
  • The 10 Meraglim died.
  • 2000 Jews of Caesaria murdered by the local population at the instigation of the Romans, 66 c.e.

[18 Elul]

  • Shimon HaChashmona’i was elected Kohen Gadol and governor of the Jews, 141 b.c.e., marking the end of the struggle for independence and the beginning of the Hasmonian dynasty (which lasted for 206 years).
  • Ethiopian Jews’ holiday marking the deaths of Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaakov.
  • Yahrzeit of the Maharal of Prague,1609.

[19 Elul]

  • Anti-Jewish riots in Stockholm, Sweden (even there), 1852.
  • Anti-Semitic speech by Charles Lindbergh on the radio, 1941, marked the introduction of anti-Semitism as a political tool in America.

[20 Elul]

  • Order by Charles VI to expel the Jews of France, 1394.
  • Ghetto of Mir was liquidated, 1942.
  • Yahrzeit of the Ponevezher Rav, 1969.

[21 Elul]

  • Many London Jews killed in anti-Jewish riots in “honor” of the coronation of King Richard I, 1189. Among the dead was R. Jacob of Orlean, a tosefist.
  • German occupation of Piotrkow – Jewish population: 17,000.
  • First ghetto in Poland was established there, 1939.

[22 Elul]

  • First Jewish fighting force of modern times – Jewish regiment with the Polish Revolutionary Army, 1794.
  • Jews of Homel, Russia massacred, 1903.
  • 9000 Jews of Slonim, Russia murdered by the Nazis, 1941.

[23 Elul]

  • A monk who converted to Judaism was burned at the stake in Rome, 1553.
  • First U.S. Jewish army chaplain, Rabbi Jacob Frankel, appt. 1862.
  • Liquidation of the Vilna ghetto, 1943.

[24 Elul]

  • David HaMelech and Bat-Sheva marry.
  • Jews began clearing site in preparation of building the Second Beit HaMikdash, 520 b.c.e.
  • Anti-Jewish riots in 2 Swiss cities, 1802.
  • Yahrzeit of the Chafetz Chaim, 1933.
  • Yahrzeit of Rav Uziel, first Sfaradi Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel, 1953.

[25 Elul]

  • Day One of Creation.
  • Nechemiya complete rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, 444 b.c.e.
  • Yahrzeit of the Minchat Chinuch, 1874.

[26 Elul]

  • Second day of Creation.
  • Jews of Zurich accused of causing the Black Plague; some were burned, the rest were expelled,, 1348.
  • Peter Stuyvesant barred Jews from military service, 1655.

[27 Elul]

  • Third day of Creation – Take a flower to lunch.
  • Jews of Frankfort on the Main were expelled, 1614.
  • Jews of New York barred from voting, 1737.
  • Kiev fell to Germany, 1941.

[28 Elul]

  • Fourth day of Creation – Sun, Moon, stars placed in the Heavens.
  • Peter the Great ordered 13 of his soldiers who participated in anti-Jewish riots hanged, 1708.
  • First shul in South Africa, 1849.
  • Gedera attacked by Arabs, 1901.
  • U.S. President Harding signed a joint resolution of Congress approving the establishment in Palestine of a Jewish Homeland, 1922.

[29 Elul]

  • Fifth day of Creation, butterflies, tuna, and sparrows (and their friends).
  • Jews of France emancipated, 1791 (first European country to enact such liberal legislation).
  • Germany occupied Miclec, Poland and killed its entire Jewish population 1939.
  • 11,000 Jews of the Stolin ghetto were killed, 1942.

[1 Tishrei]

  • Sixth day of Creation, bears, cows, human being.
  • Birthday of Kayin and Hevel.
  • Sarah, Rachel, Chana each prayed for offspring and were answered favorably on Rosh HaShana.
  • Yosef was released from prison.
  • The Jews in Egypt were freed from slavery (they did not leave the land until Pesach, but…).
  • Zerubavel brought the first Korban on the new Mizbei’ach, 538 b.c.e.
  • Ezra read the Torah to the people, 444 b.c.e.
  • Jews of Mogilev, Russia attacked during Tashlich, 1645.
  • Yahrzeit of the Malbim, 1879.
  • Daf Yomi was begun, 1923.

[2 Tishrei]

  • First Shabbat of Creation.
  • Refugee Jews in France deprived of civil rights, 1940.

[3 Tishrei]

  • Gedaliya, autonomous governor of Judea, assassinated; remnant of Jewish population in Eretz Yisrael exiled.

[4 Tishrei]

  • First Jewish congregation established in Stockholm, Sweden, 1775.
  • Blood-libel in Galatz, Rumania, 1867.
  • Yahrzeit of the Chayei Adam, 1820.

[5 Tishrei]

  • Birthday of Naftali b. Yaakov.
  • Rabbi Akiva imprisoned by Romans.

[6 Tishrei]

  • Jewish community of Berlin was organized, 1671.
  • Germany occupied Lukow, Poland, killing many Jews.

[10 Tishrei]

  • Yom Kippur – Day of Atonement

 

History found at OU.