Monthly Archives: July 2015

30 July 1492 Expulsion of the Jewish people from Spain #otdimjh

In the same month in which their Majesties [Ferdinand and Isabella] issued the edict that all Jews should be driven out of the kingdom and its territories, in the same month they gave me the order to undertake with sufficient … Continue reading

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30 July 1709 Jonah ben Jacob Xeres affirms his faith in Yeshua #otdimjh

Xeres, Jonah ben Jacob, was a native of North Africa, where he came in contact with English Christian merchants and learned the truth as it is in Jesus from them. In 1707 he came to London and was instructed and … Continue reading

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29 July 2013 Right of Return to Portugal Five Centuries After Inquisition #otdimjh

The Portuguese government on Thursday 29 January 2015 approved modifications to a law that regulates nationality rights to the descendants of Sephardic Jews who were expelled from the Iberian nation five centuries ago, local media reported. “I would not say … Continue reading

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28 July 1982 Keith Green Killed in Plane Crash #otdimjh

“I repent of ever having recorded one single song and ever having performed one concert if my music, and more importantly — my life — has not provoked you into godly jealousy, or to sell out more completely to Jesus!” … Continue reading

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27 July 1267 Papal Bull “Turbato Corde” extends Inquisition to Jewish Christians #otdimjh

Turbato corde is a papal bull issued by Clement IV. The bull was addressed to Dominican and Franciscan Friars on the issue of the arising of acts of heresy amongst the mixed Jewish and Christian peoples, expressing the then pope’s dissatisfaction and … Continue reading

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26 July 1940 Arrest of 400 Catholic Jews in Holland #otdimjh

The Germans invaded and occupied the Netherlands May 10, 1940. On July 11,  1942, a telegram was sent to the Nazi leadership in Holland from ten religious denominations protesting the mistreatment and deportation of the Jews. The Nazis responded by promising … Continue reading

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25 July 1696 Messianic Kabbalist Moses ben Aaron ha-Kohen of Cracow becomes Johannes Christianus Jacobi Kemper #otdimjh

One of the most fascinating Jewish “converts” to Christianity in the Early Modern Period was Moses ben Aaron ha-Kohen of Cracow (1670–1716), who received the name Johannes Christianus Jacobi when he was baptized by Johannes Friedrich Heunisch on July 25, … Continue reading

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24 July 1884 Death of George Wildon Pieritz, Rabbi, Priest and Missionary #otdimjh

 Bernstein gives a brief summary: Pieritz, G. Wildon, born at Klecko in Posen, in 1808, baptized 1835, laboured as a missionary of the L.J.S. in the forties of the nineteenth century at Jerusalem, in Damascus, and subsequently settled at Oxford, … Continue reading

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23 July 1934 Fourth International Conference of the International Hebrew Christian Alliance #otdimjh

Sir Leon Levison presided at this historic moment in the history of the Hebrew Christian Alliance, as storm clouds loomed over the Jewish people in Europe, Messianic Congregations (known as Hebrew Christian Churches) were being formed, and a Hebrew Christian … Continue reading

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22 July St Joseph of Tiberias (c. 285 – c. 356) commemorated #otdimjh

Joseph of Tiberias (c. 285 – c. 356) was a Jewish believer in Jesus. He is also known as Count Joseph and is venerated as Saint Joseph of Palestine. His memorial day is 22 July. The main source about his … Continue reading

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