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31 January 1253 Henry III orders quiet worship in Synagogue #otdimjh

On 31 January 1253, the king promulgated an ordinance against the Jews. Unlike previous royal measures, which had been largely concerned with Jewish financial dealings, this one was strongly influenced by religious considerations. The main aim was to remove threats to the … Continue reading

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#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

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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

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