ChaBaD: Today is Wednesday, Shvat 17, 5779 · January 23, 2019

Today is Wednesday, Shvat 17, 5779 · January 23, 2019


Today in Jewish History


  • Purim Saragossa (1421)

A noxious plot was brewing against the Jewish community of Saragossa, but they were completely unaware of the looming danger. They were spared, however, thanks to a handful of synagogues beadles who acted on a dream they all had. The resulting salvation on the 17th of Shevat was celebrated by Saragossan Jews, and dubbed "Purim Saragossa."

A Hebrew Megillah (scroll) was penned, describing the details of the miraculous story. To this day, this scroll is read in certain communities on Purim Saragossa.

Purim Saragossa

Daily Quote

The times that most profoundly affects the course of a person's soul are the times he struggles with and battling his persecutors and oppressors to uphold and strengthen his faith... Such an experience, though fraught with pain of the body and agony of the soul, is rich with powerful impressions. These are the days of light in the life of man

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch (1880-1950), writing about his imprisonment by the Soviets in 1927

Daily Torah Study

Chumash: Yitro, 4th Portion Exodus 19:1-19:6 with Rashi
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Daily Wisdom (short insight)

Tehillim: Chapters 83 - 87
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Tanya: Likutei Amarim, Chapter 22
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• Sefer Hamitzvot:

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  • 1 Chapter A Day: Maaseh Hakorbanot Maaseh Hakorbanot - Chapter 10

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  • 3 Chapters A Day: Shemita Shemita - Chapter 6, Shemita Shemita - Chapter 7, Shemita Shemita - Chapter 8

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Hayom Yom:
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