Daily Archives: July 4, 2015

5 July 1818 Baptism of Karl Ludwig Börne (Baruch), German-Jewish political writer and satirist #otdimjh

“That he had become estranged from the ceremonial observance of Judaism was generally known, but nothing of his previous career, nor indeed anything in his life after baptism, would have led any one to believe that he had become a … Continue reading

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4 July 1099 First Crusade ends with death of 900 Jews in Jerusalem #otdimjh

The Crusaders conquered Jerusalem on July 4, 1099. In celebration of the event, they took all of the Jews in Jerusalem (estimates vary from 900-3,000), gathered them in all the main synagogues and burned them down, thereby destroying the Jewish … Continue reading

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