Category Archives: Uncategorized

‪#‎otdimjh‬ 7 November 1841 Consecration of Michael Solomon Alexander as Bishop of Jerusalem

Originally posted on On This Day In Messianic Jewish History:
Solomon was the second son and one of five children born to Alexander Wolff. His ancestors may have come to Prussia from England, or may have been in Schönlanke for…

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

‪#‎otdimjh‬ 7 November 1841 Consecration of Michael Solomon Alexander as Bishop of Jerusalem

Solomon was the second son and one of five children born to Alexander Wolff. His ancestors may have come to Prussia from England, or may have been in Schönlanke for many generations. His education in the Talmud began when he … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

#Otdimjh 6 November 1862 birth of David Watt Torrance, pioneer doctor in Tiberias

David Watt Torrance was born 6 November, 1862 on Graham Street in Airdrie, Scotland.  He was the son of Dr. Thomas Torrance and Susan Watt who had many children.  His grandfather was Rev. Robert Torrance who had founded the Auld … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

#otdimjh 5 November 1605 Guy Fawkes’ Gunpowder Plot fails to bring Spanish Inquisition to Jewish Christians living in the Domus Conversorum in London

1605: The Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up the House of Lords which would be the first move in putting a Catholic on throne, was thwarted today.  This event which is tied in the popular mind to Guy Fawkes could … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

#Otdimjh 4 November 1847 Felix Mendelssohn’s Music Fades on this day in Messianic Jewish history

Bernstein records Mendelssohn’s career without commenting on his personal faith, or the Jewish and Christian aspects of his musical inspiration and output – these were well enough known and a matter of discussion in 1909, when “Some Jewish Witnesses for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

otdimjh 3 November 1900 Max Rosenstrauch, pioneering Messianic Jew in Lemberg, completes his task on this day in Messianic Jewish history

Max Rosenstrauch, who  was born and educated as a Jew at Lemberg, took up the  work, which he prosecuted with zeal and energy.(Gidney 1908:445) Bernstein, who know Max Rosenstrauch (“Rose bush”) well and worked alongside him on several occasions summarises … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

2 November 1917 Arthur Balfour offers the Jewish people a homeland in Palestine

In 67 words, Arthur James Balfour, the British Prime Minister,  made this historic commitment to the establishment of what would become the modern State of Israel: His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Otdimjh 1 November 1478 Pope Sixtus IV issues Exigit Sinceras Devotionis Affectus establishing Spanish Inquisition in the Kingdom of Castile

The basic accusation of the Inquisition was that Jews who converted to Christianity were still secretly Jewish. The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition (Spanish: Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición), commonly known as the Spanish Inquisition … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

#Otdimjh 31 October 1517 Martin Luther posts the 95 Theses and begins the Protestant Reformation

Sometime during October 31, 1517, the day before the Feast of All Saints, the 33-year-old Martin Luther posted theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. The door functioned as a bulletin board for various announcements related to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

#otdimjh 30 October 1842 Emmanuel Mendel Tarkatover first Jewish believer ordained in Jerusalem in modern times

Emmanuel Mendel Tarkatover was born in Brody, Galicia, in 1810. He became a believer in Yeshua in England in 1838. He lived at the Operative Jewish Converts Institute in Palestine Place, London. He then trained at the Hebrew Missionary College … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments