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Today in Israeli History

Jews Expelled from England

Following decades of exploitation and persecution that included heavy taxation and attempts at forced conversion, King Edward I of England issues an expulsion order for the Jews of England.

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Nobel Prize-Winning Author Shmuel Yosef Agnon Is Born

Born in 1888 in Buczacz, Galicia (later part of Ukraine), Shmuel Agnon is the first Israeli to win a Nobel Prize and remains the only Hebrew writer to receive this award in literature.

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Israeli Philanthropist Stef Wertheimer Is Born in Germany

Born in Kippenheim, Germany in 1926, Stef Wertheimer immigrates to Mandatory Palestine in 1937. A philanthropist and ardent peace activist, Wertheimer has dedicated more than $100 million of his own money to build industrial parks in the Galilee.

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American Jewish Leader Max Fisher Is Born in Pittsburgh

Max Fisher is born in Pittsburgh to Russian Jewish immigrants. He dedicates much of his life to the Jewish State, raising hundreds of millions of dollars through his career as a leader in nearly every Jewish organization in North America.

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Pope Paul IV Orders Jews of Rome Into a Ghetto

Pope Paul IV issues the papal decree Cum Nimis Absurdum, which subjects Jews under his dominion to a myriad of restrictions and humiliations, most notably forcing them to live in ghettos.

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Egyptian President Sadat Says Agreement with Israel Urgently Needed

Six months after his historic visit to Jerusalem, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat invites Israel’s Foreign Minister Ezer Weizmann to meet with him in Salzburg, Austria.

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Weizmann Expresses Dismay over Britain’s Pro-Arab Position to MacDonald

As part of the Zionist strategy to engage the British government in political negotiations, Chaim Weizmann airs his grievances against the British government for reversing their pro-Zionist policy.

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Avraham Yeshayahu Karelitz Is Born

November 7, 1878 Avraham Yeshayahu Karelitz, who becomes one of the 20th century’s leading Talmud scholars, is born in Kosava, Russia, now part of Belarus, to the head of the local rabbinical court, Rabbi Shmaryahu Yosef Karelitz, and his wife, Rasha, the daughter of a rabbi. Avraham and his younger brothers, Meir, Yitzchak and Moshe, […]

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Leading Zionist Nahum Goldmann Is Born in Lithuania

Nahum Goldmann is born in Visznevo, Lithuania. He is later a founder of the World Jewish Congress and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, as well as President of the World Zionist Organization.

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Mount Scopus Concert Takes Place

A packed audience fills the amphitheater on Mount Scopus to celebrate the end of the June 1967 War and to mark the cultural unification of Jerusalem.

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