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6 February 1991 Death of Haim Haimoff Bar-David, Pioneer of the Israeli Messianic Movement #otdimjh #onthisday

  Menachem Benhayim said of Haim Haimoff:  Among the pioneers of the modern revival of a Messianic presence within Israel linked to Yeshua, the Bar-David family are unique. While not a few preceded them in the difficult witness and walk … Continue reading

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4 February 1683 Birth of Rabbi Judah Monis, First Instructor and Hebrew Grammarian at Harvard

Judah Monis (1683-1764), a Jewish scholar and educator, was an instructor of Hebrew at Harvard College between 1722 and 1760. Monis was instrumental in importing Hebrew type to the colonies, and in 1735, he published the first Hebrew textbook in … Continue reading

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3 February 1740 Charles of Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily #otdimjh #onthisday

On February 3, 1740, Charles de Bourbon, the king of Naples, issued an official invitation to the Jews to return to Sicily. They had been expelled in 1493, but many thousands of conversos had remained, practicing Jewish customs in secret, … Continue reading

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28 January 1531 Mark Raphael advises Henry VIII on Divorce and Levirate Marriage #onthisday #otdimjh

Bernstein summarises: Raphael, Mark, an Italian Jewish convert, flourished at Venice at the beginning of the sixteenth century. It is said that he was a rabbi before his conversion.[ 60] He was consulted by Henry VIII on the question of the … Continue reading

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27 January 1908 Death of Canon Kelk, long-serving London Society minister in Jerusalem #otdimjh #onthisday

Arthur Hastings Kelk, vicar of St Stephens, Leeds, former Theological Tutor of Malta Protestant College, joined CMJ in 1878, aged 42. He served in Jerusalem 1878-1904, London 1901-1904, Leeds 1904-1908. He was Canon of Cana in Galilee. Gidney writes about … Continue reading

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26 January 1531 Solomon Molcho predicts Lisbon earthquake and gains Pope Clement VII’s support #onthisday #otdimjh

On 26 Janauary 1531, three tremors shake Portugal and numerous houses are destroyed in Lisbon by an earthquake which the Pope and others believe confirm the prediction of suffering made by Solomon Molcho who was seeking relief for Jews and … Continue reading

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24 January 1826 Birth of Albert Isaacs, first photographer of Holy Land

Isaacs, Rev. Albert Augustus. The cause of missions to Jews possessed a very intelligent and warm-hearted advocate in the Rev. Albert Augustus [281] Isaacs, who was himself, as his name indicates, of Jewish parentage, and who throughout his long life, identified … Continue reading

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23 January 1840 Death of Lewis Way, Visionary and Financial backer of CMJ #onthisday #otdimjh

Lewis Way (1772–1840) was an English barrister and churchman, noted for his work to with the London Society for the Promotion of Christianity among the Jews (CMJ), in which he played a pioneering role. He also petitioned the Czar for … Continue reading

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22 January 1935, Birth of Alexander Men, Theologian and Martyr #onthisday #otdimjh

Alexander Vladimirovich Men (22 January 1935 – 9 September 1990) was a Russian Orthodox priest, theologian, Biblical scholar and writer. He wrote many books (including his magnum opus, History of Religion: In Search of the Way, the Truth and the … Continue reading

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20 January 1942 Wannsee Conference on Final Solution plans the eradication of 11 million Jews #otdimjh #onthisday

From the ICEJ website: The Wannsee Conference was held on January 20, 1942 at a lakeside villa outside Berlin and was attended by 15 high-ranking Nazi bureaucrats who set in motion the implementation of a plan to eradicate the Jews … Continue reading

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