July 2

History events
1490 — (13th of Tammuz, 5250) A Chumash with commentary by the Ramban was published for the first time
1826 — (27th of Sivan, 5586) Official date on which the Hebrew Mutual Benefit Society, the oldest such organization in New York, was formed today
1871 — (13th of Tammuz, 5631) Anglo-Jewish Association founded
1901 — (15th of Tammuz, 5661) Jacob Saphirstein begins printing The Jewish Morning Journal the first Yiddish daily morning newspaper established in New York.
1923 — (18th of Tammuz, 5683) The first coupons to fall due on the bonds issued by the municipality of Tel Aviv “are paid at the offices of the Guaranty Trust Company.” Although the bonds were issued in pounds, they will be redeemed in dollars for the convenience of the American bondholders. Meyer Dizengoff, the Mayor of Tel Aviv, is present for the redemption ceremony
1927 — (2th of Tammuz, 5687) The Rothschild Hospital in Jerusalem is partially destroyed as an earthquake
1936 — (12th of Tammuz, 5696) The Palestine Post reported that аrab «tree-killers» cut down about 40 old, fruit-bearing olive trees in Zichron Ya’acov
1941 — (7th of Tammuz, 5701) A mobile killing squad, Einsatzgruppe C’s Einsatzkommando 4a, assisted by an infantry platoon, massacred 1,160 Jews at Łuck
1942 — (17th of Tammuz, 5702) The New York Times reported on the «slaughter of 700,000 Jews» in German-occupied Poland
1944 — (11th of Tammuz, 5704) Allied bombers executed the heaviest bombings inflicted on Hungary during the war which led Hungarian radio to accuse Jews of guiding the bombers to their targets with radio transmissions and light signals
1951 — (28th of Sivan, 5711) The Jerusalem Post reported that the first issue of Omer, the vowelized daily newspaper for new immigrants in simple Hebrew, had appeared on newsstands. It included a glossary in Spanish, French, Arabic and Yiddish
1969 — (16th of Tammuz, 5729) As hostilities heated up along the Suez, Israeli paratroops conducted their second deep penetration of Egyptian territory in less than a week, killing thirteen, taking 3 prisoners and gathering additional intelligence for the IDF
1976 — (4th of Tammuz, 5736) As the hostage crisis at Entebbe enters Day 6 ….. and the IDF works to refine its rescue mission, Ehud Barak is reassigned and sent to Kenya and Yoni Netanyahu is moved up to take charge of the assault phase of the operation; Today, Shimon Peres wrote to Prime Minister Rabin that “the final twist” in the plan” to rescue the hostages at Entebbe “ was that the most forward squad would leave the plane in a flag-bedecked Mercedes, masquerading as the Ugandan strongman Idi Amin, who was due back from Mauritius” which led Rabin to respond with ““1. When is Idi Amin due back from Mauritius? 2. Why a Mercedes?”; Joshua Shani flies the second most important mission of his career this evening as proves to the Defense Minister and the Chief of Staff that Operation Thunderbolt is feasible by landing his Hercules C-130 in the dark at Ofira Airbase. Now that Shimon Peres, who was on the plane, sees that the nighttime landing which is critical to the operation’s success is possible he can return and sell the plan to Prime Minister Rabin and the Cabinet
2008 — (29th of Sivan, 5768) Three Israelis were killed and dozens more wounded when a Palestinian construction worker driving a bulldozer plowed deliberately into a crowded bus and a string of cars in downtown Jerusalem. Jerusalem residents Bat Sheva Unterman, 33, Elizabeth Goren-Friedman, 54, and Jean Raloy, were named as the fatalities in the attack
2012 — (12th of Tammuz, 5772) Today the Israel Antiquities Authority announced that an archeological dig found a mosaic floor describing the story of biblical Samson and a Hebrew inscription from an approximately 1,600-year-old synagogue in the lower Galilee

1929 — (24th of Sivan, 5689) Birthdate of Abraham Avigdorov the native of Moshav Mitzpa whose father Gad was killed in the 1936 Arab Revolt who received the Hero of Israel Award for destroying two machine gun nests in March of 1948
1948 — (25th of Sivan, 5708) In Tel Aviv, a group of “dissident artists” including Joseph Zaritsky, Moshe Castel, Yehezkel Streichman and Yohanan Simon “published a manifesto in Haaretz” stating that new association that they were forming “must emphasize achievements in Jewish painting and not sink into mediocrity.”