Monthly Archives: July 2015

21 July 1816 Birth of Paul Reuter / Israel Beer Josaphat, media mogul and founder of Reuter’s #otdimjh

Paul Julius, baron von Reuter, original name Israel Beer Josaphat   (born July 21, 1816, Kassel, Electorate of Hesse [Germany]—died Feb. 25, 1899, Nice, France), German-born founder of one of the first news agencies, which still bears his name. Of Jewish … Continue reading

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20 July 1263 Disputation in Barcelona between Nahmanides and Paulo Cristiani #otdimjh

Less than twenty- five years elapsed from the date of Donin’ s dispute with R. Jehiel before a second Disputation took place, this time between the convert Pablo Christiani and the famous R. Nahmanides in the presence of James I … Continue reading

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19 July 64c.e Great fire of Rome used by Emperor Nero to scapegoat Messianic Jews #otdimjh

In a hot July summer of 64 A.D., a fire broke out near the Capena Gate (the marketplace near the Circus Maximus) and spread quickly across the entire Circus, and finally it was completely out of control, the fire destroyed … Continue reading

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18 July 1290 Edward I issues Edict of Expulsion banning Jews from living in England #otdimj

King Edward I of England issued an edict expelling all Jews from the kingdom on this date in 1290. It was the first national expulsion of Jews and would not be formally rescinded for 350 years. Under the feudal system … Continue reading

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17 July 1810 Birth of Reform Judaism at Seesen, Germany #otdimjh

Reform Judaism was launched on this date in 1810 with the opening of the first Reform “temple” in Seesen, Germany. The event was marked by an elaborate ceremony, with a procession of rabbis, the ringing of bells, and a choir … Continue reading

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16 July 1759, Rabbi Nahman ben Samuel of Busk, follower of false Messiah Jacob Frank, is baptized #otdimjh

Jacob Frank (Hebrew: יעקב פרנק‎, Polish: Jakub Frank, born Jakub Lejbowicz; 1726, Korołówka – December 10, 1791, Offenbach am Main) was an 18th-century Polish-Jewish religious leader who claimed to be the reincarnation of the self-proclaimed messiah Sabbatai Zevi and also … Continue reading

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15 July 1930, Birth of Jacques Derrida, Jewish philosopher, critic and postmodern deconstructionist #otdimjh

“A Jew is one who asks: Who is a Jew?” JACQUES DERRIDA (1930–2004) was a French philosopher and literary critic. Born on 15 July 1930 in El-Biar, Algeria, he was expelled from his lycée by Algerian administrators who were anxious … Continue reading

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14 July 1391 Forced Baptism of Samuel Abravalla #otdimjh

Samuel Abravalla, called ‘the great’, was the richest Jew in Valencia. He was forced during the persecution of 1391 to accept Christianity. The jurados of Valencia reported on this baptism on July 14, 1391, as follows: “Yesterday there was baptized the … Continue reading

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13 July 1844 John Moses Eppstein declares his faith in Yeshua #otdimjh

Eppstein, Rev. John Moses (Levi, such was his name at first), was born at Memel, in Prussia, Feb. 24, 1827, being the son of Elijah Levi and Rose, his wife (née Eppstein). Soon after his birth his father died, and he … Continue reading

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12/14 July 1555 Papal Bull “Cum Nimis Absurdum” establishes Roman Ghetto and revokes Jewish community rights #otdimjh

Cum nimis absurdum was a papal bull issued by Pope Paul IV dated 12 July 1555. It takes its name from its first words: “Since it is absurd and utterly inconvenient that the Jews, who through their own fault were … Continue reading

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