August 8

History events
1488 — (1th of Elul, 5248) Makre Dardeke (Teach of Young Children) was published for the first time in Naples Italy, by Joseph Ashkenazi. This Judaic glossary was trilingual: Hebrew, Arabic and Italian
1561 — (26th of Av, 5321) Bull of Pius IV. permits Jews to lay aside the yellow hat on journeys,
1809 — (26th of Av, 5569) A group of 70 people led by the followers of the Vilna Gaon arrived in Eretz Yisrael
1909 — (21th of Av, 5669) First Jewish community organization is founded in Santiago, Chile – Sociedad Unon Israelita de Chile. At the same time in Argentina, a group of Jewish students founded Juventud Israelita Argentina which produce a journal entitled Juventud, which became a favorite among Argentinian Jewish intellectuals
1920 — (24th of Av, 5680) Establishment of Gdud HaAvoda VeHaHaganah al shem Yosef Trumpeldor a “socialist Zionist work group also known as Gdud Ha’Avoda that its name from Joseph Trumpeldor, the one-armed Russian soldier who died defend Tel Hai from attacks from the Arabs
1942 — (25th of Av, 5702) Gerhart Mortiz Riegner sent the “Riegner Telegram” ….. describing plans for the Final Solution to Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, the President of the World Jewish Congress. “Have received through foreign office following message from Riegner Geneva STOP Received alarming report that in Fuhrers headquarters plan discussed and under consideration all Jews in countries occupied or controlled Germany number 3½ to 4 million should after deportation and concentration in East at one blow exterminated to resolve once and for all Jewish question in Europe”
2013 — (2th of Elul, 5773) At Zefat, the three day International Klexmer Festival “the biggest festival of Jewish soul music in the world” is scheduled to come to an end

1653 — (25th of Av, 5413) Jacob Christian Basnage, Christian historian of the Jews, born
1654 — (5th of Elul, 5414) Jacob Barsimson sailed for New Amsterdam from Holland aboard the Peartree and landed on August 22. Some consider him to be the the first Jewish immigrant to travel to what is now New York City. Other dates have been giving for this sailing
1944 — (19th of Av, 5704) Famed expressionist painter Chaim Soutine passed away
2006 — (14th of Av, 5766) Staff Sergeant Oren Lifschitz, 21, of Kibbutz Gazit and Staff Sergeant Moran Cohen, 21, of Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov were killed in battles in the south Lebanon village of Bint Jbail. St.-Sgt. Yesmao Yallao 26, from Or Yehuda and Cap. (res.) and Gilad Balahsan, 28, of Karmiel were killed in clashes with Hezbollah near Leboneh