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TODAY IN JUDAISM: Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Tevet 17, 5766 * January 17, 2006


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Today is: Tuesday, Tevet 17, 5766

Today in Jewish History

• First New York Synagogue (1728)

In 1684, a group of Spanish and Portuguese Jews who fled the Inquisition (see "Today in Jewish History" for Tevet 22 []) held a Rosh Hashanah service in New Amsterdam, thereby founding congregation Shearith Israel ("Remnant of Israel"). On this 17th of Tevet in 1728, the congregation purchased a lot in Lower Manhattan to erect the first synagogue in New York.

• Passing of Toldot Aaron (1754)

Rabbi Aaron Zelig ben Joel Feivush of Ostrog, Russia, author of Toldot Aaron, passed away on Tevet 17 of the year in 5515 from creation (1754).

• Passing of Maggid of Dubna (1841)

Tevet 17 is also the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yaakov Wolf Krantz (1740-1804), the Maggid (itinerant preacher) of Dubna, particularly known for the parables (meshalim) he employed in his sermons and writings.

Daily Quote

Behold, the bush burned with fire, but the bush was not consumed.

- Exodus 3:2

Daily Study

Chitas and Rambam for today:

Chumash: Shemot, 3rd Portion Shemot 2:11-2:25 with Rashi
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Tehillim: Chapters 83 - 87
• Hebrew text:
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Tanya: Likutei Amarim, end of Chapter 12
• Lesson in Tanya:
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• Sefer Hamitzvos:
• 1 Chapter: Mechirah Chap. 29
• 3 Chapters: Ma`aser Sheni vaNeta Reva`i Chap. 5, 6, 7

Hayom Yom:
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