August 10

History events
1391 — (9th of Elul, 5151) Massacre of the Jews in Gerona, Spain
1675 — (28th of Av, 5435) The Portuguese-Jewish synagogue opens in Amsterdam
1824 — (16th of Av, 5584) Alexander I. of Russia prohibits foreign Jews from settling permanently in Russia
1854 — (16th of Av, 5614) The Jewish Theological Seminary of Breslau opened today
1933 — (18th of Av, 5693) Der Ernes, the Yiddish language newspaper published in the Soviet Unon, reported that a farmer named Leiser Kabakoff, had been expelled from his collective in the Crimea for his efforts to get other farmers to refrain from working on the Sabbath
1936 — (22th of Av, 5696) At Geneva, “the Polish delegation to the World Jewish Congress charged early today in a statement present at the third day’s session that Poland’s 3,500,000 Jews were being terrorized and made paupers.
1938 — (13th of Av, 5698) Nuremberg Synagogue is burnt down
1940 — (6th of Av, 5700) The government of Rumania passed anti-Jewish racial laws
1942 — (27th of Av, 5702) This was the first of thirteen days when over 40,000 Jews were shipped from Lvov to the death camp at Belzec. By the end of the month, another 36,000 Jews from Lvov and its surrounding area would be shipped to Belzec where they would meet a similar fate
1947 — (25th of Av, 5707) Members of an armed band wearing Arab dress opened an unprovoked attack tonight in a Jewish cafe on the bank of the Yarkon River at Tel Aviv, killing four Jews and wounding ten, seven of them seriously
2014 — (14th of Av, 5774) Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip continued today, with over nine rockets being shot at Israel throughout the day. Six hit the Eshkol Regional Council in the early hours, while two others slammed into Sderot, starting a small fire. Two more rockets were intercepted about the city

1794 — (13th of Av, 5554) Leopold Zunz, Jewish scholar, born
1920 — (26th of Av, 5680) In London light year old Jewish chess wonder” Samuel Rzeschewski “played simultaneous games against twenty strong amateur player at the Gambit Chess rooms” his evening and won 18 of he games and having two end in a draw
1981 — (10th of Av, 5741) Seventy-five year old Yeruham Cohen, an Arabic-speaker of Yemeni origin who was “an early Israeli undercover soldier” passed away today. He was a top aide to the commander of Israel’s underground forces during the country’s war for independence in 1948 and also belonged to a unit whose members disguised themselves as Arabs to infiltrate enemy lines
2006 — (16th of Av, 5766) IDF Staff Sergeant Kobi Idan, 26, from Eilat was killed and at least 16 other soldiers were wounded, nine of them seriously, in the clashes with Hezbollah