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So says God,

“Were it not for my covenant,
Day and night,
The laws of heaven,
I would not not have placed them.”

Jeremiah 33:28


28 January in History

In 814, Charlemagne passed away. The grandson of Charles Martel was one of the greatest European rulers during the Dark Ages. For the most part, he ignored canon law and the wishes of the Pope and treated the Jews of his realm rather decently.

23 Shevat in History

Armies of the Tribes of Israel converged upon the tribe of Benjamin in the aftermath of the “Concubine at Givah” incident, in a war which nearly brought about the extinction of the Benjaminites.

29 January in History

In 1856, Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross. Frank de Pass was the first Jew to be awarded Britain’s highest award for valor. He earned it for action on the Western Front on November 24, 1917. The award was made posthumously since he was killed the next day.

24 Shevat in History

“On the 24th day of the 11th month, which is the month of Shevat, in the second year of the reign of Darius, the word of G-d came to Zachariah the son of Berechiah the son of Ido the prophet, saying:
‘…I will return to Jerusalem in mercy, my house will be built within her…and the Lord shall yet console Zion and shall yet choose Jerusalem.'” (Zechariah 1:7-17)

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