On This Day – 17 Iyar

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Shabbat Shalom! Here is our devotional for today, May 13, 2017, 17 Iyar. Hope you are blessed. Approximately 5 minutes.

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2 Responses to On This Day – 17 Iyar

  1. JAIME says:

    As soon as I heard your Shofar, this joined in as well…..

    I hate vain thoughts, but thy law do I love…,
    Thou are my hiding place and my shield, I hope in thy word.
    Depart from me you evil doers, for I will keep the Commandments of my God.
    Uphold me according to thy word, and let me not be ashamed of my hope,
    Hold me up and I shall be safe; so shall I have respect unto thy statutes continually.
    Thou has trod down all that do err from thy Commandments, for their deceit is falsehood.
    Thou puttest away all the wicked from the earth like dross, therefore I love thy testimonies.
    My flesh trembles for respect of thee; and I am afraid of thy Judgements.


  2. Victor says:

    It is also written in Gen 4: that the flood rains started on this day. I just re-read it and noticed that the animals which would have included lamb….were “brought into” the ark 7 days prior or on the 10th day of the second month. This is when the 2nd passover would have been observed. Never saw that before. Interesting that judgement was pronounced for the world on this day. Other writings put the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the garden on this day. Another big judgement.

    Also on this day in 66CE the Jewish defense force defeated a Roman Garrison stationed in Jerusalem after they took all the temple silver.

    In 1096, Jews of Worms were massacred by Crusaders,
    In 1278, English Jews were thrown into prison on charges of coining.
    In 1355, 1,200 Jews of Toledo, Spain were killed
    In 1607, English colonists went ashore in Virginia to begin building the first permanent settlement in what would be the United States. The settlement was named Jamestown, after England’s King James I
    In 1703, Yahrtzeit of Shmuel Oppenheimer, the leading financier who supplied the Austrian army during their various campaigns. In 1692 he was falsely arrested by Bishop Kolbnitsch and had to buy his freedom with 500,000 florins. He was the founder of the Viennese Jewish community, receiving permission to settle there after the expulsion of 1670. He supported Jewish communities, and ransomed many Jews from the Turks.
    In 1917, British troops conquered Baghdad, ending the cruel rule of the Turkish Empire. Jews of Baghdad celebrated the day as a Purim.
    In 1941, The Nazis interned 3600 Jews of Russian origin
    In 1943, the Bulgarian Commissar for Jewish Affairs, Alexander Belev, signed an agreement permitting Germany to deport 26,000 Jews to extermination camps.
    In 1945, Hitler commits suicide.
    In 1948, the Jewish quarter of Old Yerushalayim was besieged by Arabs, cutting them off from their brethren in New Yerushalayim.
    In 1948, the IDF was formed on this day too.

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