5th of Av, 5774
Parashat Devarim


This Week in Jewish History

March 18, 2013 – March 24, 2013

March 20
1st US orthodox Jewish Rabbinical seminary (RIETS) incorporates in NY, 1897.

March 23
The first dated edition of Maimonides’ Mishnah Torah was published, 1490.

Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Lubny, Russia, 1881.

The Zion Mule Corps, consisting of Jewish volunteers from Palestine, was formed, 1915. This was the first Palestinian Jewish military unit attached to a regular army in the Christian era. It was the forerunner of the Jewish Legion, which was formed in 1918.

Adolf Hitler was granted dictatorial powers by the German Reichstag, 1933.