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5 February 1837 Bishop (Rabbi) Solomon Alexander leads Hebrew worship service #otdimj

5 February 1837 Hebrew Service Re-Established in Palestine Place, London Gidney records: After the lapse of centuries Christian worship was again held in the sacred Hebrew tongue, by the establishment, on February 5th, 1837, of a regular Hebrew Service in … Continue reading

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26 February 1569 Pope Pius V expels Jews unless they become Roman Catholics #otdimjh

Pope Pius V (who became a Saint in 1712) issues the papal bull Hebraeorum gens (“the people of the Hebrews”). Except for Rome and Verona, all Jews are to be expelled from the Papal States unless they convert to Christianity. … Continue reading

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20 February 2010 Anna Foa reviews “The Nazarene” by Israel Zolli, Rome’s Chief Rabbi who became a Catholic in 1945

In his autobiography, Before the Dawn: Autobiographical Reflections by Eugenio Zolli, Former Chief Rabbi of Rome, Zolli said that while presiding over the religious service in the synagogue on the holy day of Yom Kippur in 1944, he experienced a … Continue reading

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14 February 1349 St Valentine’s Day Massacre in Strasbourg sees 900 Jews burnt alive #onthisday #otdimjh

  From Ha’aretz On February 14, 1349 – St. Valentine’s Day – the Jewish residents of Strasbourg, in Alsace, were burned to death by their Christian neighbours. Estimates of the number murdered range from several hundred to more than 2,000. … Continue reading

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13 February 1824 600 Years of the Domus Conversorum comes to an end with the appointment of George Jessel, born 13 February 1824, as Master of the Rolls

Sir George Jessel PC, FRS was born 13 February 1824, eventual Master of the Rolls, leading to the ending of Domus Conversorum (Converts’ Hom) after 600 years in London, UK. For the Messianic movement to succeed, we need, like the … Continue reading

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12 February Auto da Fe in Seville(1481) and Toledo (1486) #onthisday #otdimjh

On February 12, 1481 in Seville twelve conversos were burned alive for allegedly practicing Judaism in the first recorded Auto da Fe (Act of Faith). On February 12, 1486 In Toledo some 750 Conversos were paraded through the streets of Toledo from … Continue reading

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11 February Bruno Hussar founds the Work of St James (Neve Shalom) 1955 and issues Statutes of the Association (1956)

Two related events in the history of Jewish believers in Yeshua, mark February 11. First, the granting of permission from the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem in 1956, and the following year, the publication of the Statutes of the Work of St … Continue reading

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10 February 1840 Nicholayson and Hillier lay the Foundations of Christchurch, Jerusalem #otdimjh #onthisday

Gidney reports: According to the Rev. W. R. Fremantle, subsequently the revered Dean of Ripon, who visited Jerusalem at this time, there were about 12,000 Jews in Palestine, of whom 5,000 were in the Holy City. He spoke very highly … Continue reading

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9 February 418 Letter of Severus, Bishop of Minorca, on the Conversion of the Jews #otdimjh #onthisday

The Letter of Severus on the Conversion of the Jews is an important and ancient text describing Jewish-Christian relations in the fifth century, when Judaism and Christianity finally emerged as two separate religions, against the backdrop of the fall of … Continue reading

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7 February 1413 Joshua HaLorki launches the Tortosa Disputation #otdimjh #onthisda

Bernstein waxes lyrical and gives an uncritical account of this infamous disputation and its consequences: Joshua Halorki was born in Spain in the latter part of the fourteenth century, at Lorca, in Murcia. He early distinguished himself as a subtle … Continue reading

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