August 30

History events
70 — (5th of Elul, 3830) According to Josephus, the day one which the Second Temple was set aflame
1563 — (11th of Elul, 5323) The Jewish community of Neutitschlin, Moravia was expelled
1867 — (29th of Аv, 5627) The Washington Avenue Synagogue, also known as Temple Beth El, was dedicated today in Detroit, Michigan
1897 — (2th of Elul, 5657) At today’s session of the Zionist Congress being held in Basel, Switzerland, “the delegates…unanimously adopted, with great enthusiasm, the program for re-establishing” the Jews “in Palestine, with publicly recognized rights.” “A dispatch was sent to the Sultan of Turkey thanking his Majesty for the privileges enjoyed by “the Jews “in his empire.”
1906 — (9th of Elul, 5666) The first synagogue was dedicated in Finland
1919 — (4th of Elul, 5679) The Jewish Commissariat Yevsektsiya of Russia proclaimed Hebrew a «reactionary language.» As such the teaching of Hebrew was prohibited in all educational institutions and books in Hebrew removed from libraries
1927 — (2th of Elul, 5687) The Fifteenth Zionist Congress, the legislative body of the International Zionist movement, went into session at Basel, Switzerland, today with 280 delegates representing Zionist societies from all parts of the world present.
1938 — (3th of Elul, 5698) As part of the tower and stockade settlement campaign immigrants from Austria, Czechoslovakia and Germany….. established Ma’ayan Tzvi a kibbutz named after Henry Zvi Frank, a Zionist activist and head of the Jewish Colonization Association, which had acquired the land on which the kibbutz was built
1941 — (7th of Elul, 5701) A second round of daily shootings which last until December began today at the Latvian city of Liepāja
1954 — (1th of Elul, 5714) This evening, start of Operation Binyamin 2 under the command of Ariel Sharon. ….. This operation was approved by Prime Minister Moshe Sharett and was commanded by Ariel Sharon. The attackers were divided into four groups. The first attacked a school in the village of Beit Liqya. The other three set ambushes for the expected arrival of reinforcements. Only Har-Zion’s group was successful. They had strung a wire across the road with cans of petrol at each end. A car full of soldiers from the Arab Legion drove into the trap. Two were killed, one wounded, and three were taken prisoner
1956 — (23th of Elul, 5716) In Israel, the eight day nation-wide bus strike ended today. The strikers were from the Egged Bus Company which serves Haifa and provided interurban services and the Dan Company that serves the Tel Aviv metropolitan area. These companies are owner-operator co-ops
1966 — (14th of Elul, 5726) The first Knesset building was dedicated in Jerusalem

1658 — (11th of Elul, 5418) Ẓebi Ashkenazi, rabbi in London and Amsterdam, died
1860 — (12th of Elul, 5620) Birthdate of Isaac Levitan, famed Russian landscape painter