You are currently browsing the daily archive for October 25, 2010.

If one ate in the Sukkah and rain fell, and he went away and took his meal in the house, when it clears again we do not trouble him to interrupt his meal, and to go back to the Sukkah.

If he was sleeping in the Sukkah and it rained, and he went to sleep in the house, he does not need to go back to his Sukkah if it clear again.

Sukkah Chapter 2



How does the compassion of this law inform us about the rest of the laws?


26 October in History

In 1407, mobs attacked the Jews in Cracow, Poland. The so-called Cracow Accusations was one of the first libels in Poland. The Jews tried to defend themselves and were forced to take refuge in the Church of St. Anne which was surrounded and then set afire. Any children left alive were forcibly baptized.

18 Cheshvan in History

Born in 1932, Meir Kahane was a controversial American-Israeli rabbi and activist. In 1968, he founded the Jewish Defense League in New York. With the motto of “Never Again,” the stated goal of the organization was to protect Jews from anti-Semitism in all its forms. In 1971, he moved his family to Israel, founding the Kach political party, and he was elected to the Knesset in 1984 (the Kach party was later outlawed in Israel). In 1990, after concluding a speech in a Manhattan hotel, Kahane was fatally shot by an Egyptian-born terrorist.

While strangely acquitted of the murder, El Sayyid Nosair was later convicted in relation to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.  He later admitted his guild to having assassinated Rabbi  Kahane.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 77 other followers

Jewish Almanac iPhone App

History of the Jewish Almanac

October 2010