Monthly Archives: August 2015

21 August 1841 “Rabbi” Duncan arrives in Hungary to open Scottish Mission #otdimjh

Prominent Jewish believers such as Alfred Edersheim, Adolph Saphir owed a debt of gratitude to ‘Rabbi’ Duncan and the Scottish Mission. Here is a short survey of his life and work, taken from Ross and Metzger.. The famous Scottish Mission … Continue reading

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22 August 1866 Pope Leo XIII continues to forbid Catholic-Jewish marriage #otdimjh

“For this reason We must commend those Catholic men who, when the legislative assembly of Hungary was asked two years ago whether it would consider the marriage of Christians with Jews valid, rejected the proposal unanimously and freely and succeeded … Continue reading

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20 August 1826 Pope Leo XII Forbids Jews Leaving Ghetto in Rome Without Written Permission #otdimjh

A new edict from Pope Leo XII forbids Jews from leaving their ghetto in Rome without a written permit from the Criminal Tribunal [from skepticism.org] While outside the ghetto, Jews are forbidden from speaking in a “familiar way” with Christians. … Continue reading

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19 August 1509 Johannes Pfefferkorn implements Padua Mandate Confiscating Jewish books #otdimjh

On 19 August 1509, Emperor Maximilian signed the infamous Padua Mandate, thereby authorizing confiscation of Jewish books in the Holy Roman Empire on the grounds that they contained elements that were heretical, blasphemous and libelous. The emperor also claimed that … Continue reading

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18 August 1995 Death of Eric Lipson, Messianic Jewish pioneer in the UK #otdimjh

Eric Lipson was born on May18th 1905 and died August18th 1995 at the age of 90. He was baptised by Jacob Jocz in 1955. It is with gratitude and praise that we remember today the life and ministry of Eric … Continue reading

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17 August 1850 Birth of Samuel Schor, second generation JBY in Jerusalem #otdimjh

Samuel Schor was born in Jerusalem on 17 August 1859, and was baptized in Christ Church, Jerusalem, on 11 September 1859. He was the second son of Nathan Israel Schor and Rachel, who was Nathan’s second wife. Both his parents … Continue reading

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16 August 1913 Birth of Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel #otdimjh

Menachem Begin was born in Brest-Litovsk, Poland on 16 August 1913, son of Zeev-Dov and Hassia Begin. He was educated at the Mizrachi Hebrew School and the Polish Gymnasium (High School). In 1931, he entered Warsaw University and took his law … Continue reading

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15 August 1941 Pastor Trocmé speakes his mind, continuing to provide shelter for those fleeing the Shoah #otdimjh

15 August 1941 Pastor Trocmé speakes his mind, continuing to provide shelter for those fleeing the Shoah #otdimjh On 15 August 1942, Trocmé vehemently articulated his opinion to Georges Lamirand, a minister in the Vichy government, on an official visit … Continue reading

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14 August 1888 Nathanael Kameras declares his faith in Yeshua #otdimjh

Kameras, Rev. Nathanael, missionary in Vienna, of the British Society for the Propagation of the Gospel among the Jews. The following is an abridged extract from his autobiography [Bernstein: Some Jewish Witnesses]:— “On the road leading from Russian Lithuania to … Continue reading

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13 August 2002 Death of Hansi Dobschiner, writer and Holocaust survivor #otdimjh

Johanna-Ruth Douglas (Hansie Dobschiner) was born in 1925 and died on August 13 2002. She was a well-known and much loved figure in the British Messianic Jewish Alliance, and a leading member in Scotland. Here is her obituary from the … Continue reading

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