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2 August 1492 Columbus delays departure from Spain #otdimjh

“Christopher Columbus was originally going to sail on August 2, 1492, a day that happened to coincide with the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av, marking the destruction of the First and Second Holy Temples of Jerusalem. He postponed this original … Continue reading

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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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