January 22

History events
1775 — (21th of Shevat 5535) Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski demolished the Jewish homes built on the outskirts of Warsaw in a community called “New Jerusalem”. After the demolitions were completed, all of the Jews were expelled from Warsaw
1856 — (15th of Shevat 5615) Twelve Bavarian, Dutch, and Portuguese Jews, who “had originally organized in 1855 as the United Brethren Society, a benefit society that provided members with medical and burial assistance” met today in Brooklyn to discuss plans for the incorporation of their group as a synagogue. Their efforts would bear fruit in March of 1856 with the founding of Congregation Baith Israel Anshei Emes. (בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל אַנְשֵׁי אֱמֶת‎, «House of Israel – People of Truth»), the first synagogue formed on Long Island and “the oldest continuously operating synagogue in Brooklyn.” Today Baith Israel is “commonly known as the Kane Street Synagogue, an egalitarian Conservative synagogue on Kane Street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
1889 — (20th of Shevat 5649) Founding of the Ladies’ Hebrew Orphan Aid Society in Newark, NJ, whose members included Rose Marx, Helen Straus and Carrie Kempe
1899 — (11th of Shevat 5659) Founding of the English Zionist Federation
1928 — (29th of Tevet 5688) In «Homeland of Habima,»published today, William Schack described the current state of theatre in Palestine. According to him «Palestine is as poor as east side tenement» with a population divided into three linguistic groups speaking English, Arabic and Hebrew. In the past year, the only English performances were by amateurs who stage a few «ace actors.» During the same period, the only Arabic offering was a performance of Carmen. Other than that, Schack has not hear of «any Arabic theatre in Palestine.»
1941 — (23th of Tevet 5701) The Law for the Defense of the Nation is imposed by Bulgaria, forcing Jews to give up public posts and forcing Jewish doctors, lawyers, and other professionals to forfeit their jobs. Also, a selective tax is imposed on Bulgaria’s Jewish shops and homes
1943 — (16th of Shevat 5703) During Operation Tiger in Marseilles, France, Nazis seized more than 4000 Jews for deportation over a four-day period. At nearby Les Accates, 29 Jewish children were seized at La Rose Orphanage. Their guardian, Alice Salomon, insisted on remaining with them. Marseilles had had a reputation as being the Jerusalem of the Mediterranean; The Jewish ghetto at Grodno, Belorussia, is liquidated; 1943: A death train that originated in Grodno, Poland, on January 17 erupts in violence at the Treblinka death camp when 1000 Jews armed with boards, knives, and razors attack guards. By morning thousands of Jews who had been on the train are dead, killed by Treblinka SS troops armed with machine guns and grenades
1947 — (1th of Shevat 5707) The British government decided today that it would turn the Palestine Problem over to the United Nations since it could not get the Jews and Arabs to accept a common solution.. However, the British would not make their decision public for another six weeks
1957 — (20th of Shevat 5717) Under massive pressure from the United States and the Soviet Union, Israeli forces withdrew from most of Sinai after the Sinai Campaign. The threat of economic sanctions by the United States presented to great a threat for the Israelis not to give ground
1979 — (23th of Tevet 5739) Ali Hassan Salameh, “the head of Force 17 and an operative of the Black September Organization that carried out the 1972 Munich Massacre” was killed today when “a remote-controlled car bomb” was detonated in Beirut
1991 — (7th of Shevat 5751) After a Scud slammed into a two-story apartment building in a Tel Aviv suburb today, 260 Israelis were forced to move into hotels. Almost 1,000 Israelis, most of whom live in Tel Aviv have already lost their homes because of attack by Iraqi Scuds
1995 — (21st of Shevat, 5755) In central Israel, two suicide bombers from the Gaza Strip blew themselves-up at a military transit point killing 19 Israelis. This was just one of the many acts of terrorism that took placed after Rabin and Arafat shook hands on the White House lawn. Despite, them the Israelis would make a variety of territorial concessions. The terror would continue

1167 — (30rd of Shevat, 4927) Ibn-Ezra passed away at the age of 78 in Calahorra which was on the border between Navarre and Aragon.
1648 — (8th of Shevat 5408) Rabbi Shabbetai ben Meir ha-Kohen completed the manuscript for Nekudat ha-Kessef
1752 — (17th of Shevat 5512) Talmudist Rabbi David ben Joseph of Breslau, author of Shoresh Yosef, passed away
1893 — (5th of Shevat 5653) David Cassel, Jewish historian, died