May 3

History events
-1282 — (28 Nisan 2488) Traditional date marking the fall of the walls of Jericho
-443 — (7th of Iyar, 3317) Nehemiah dedicated the newly built walls that had been built around Jerusalem
1096 — (8th of Iyar, 4856) Jews of Speyer massacred by the Crusaders
1488 — (22th of Iyar, 5248) In Naples, Joseph Günzenhäuser published the first printed edition of the Pentateuch with a commentary by Abraham ibn Ezra
1588 — (16th of Iyar, 5348) Council of Hanover in Germany ordered the severance of all business connections between Jews and Christians
1667 — (9th of Iyar, 5427) Many Jews were killed in anti-Jewish riots in Lemberg. Lemberg is in the Ukraine. These killings took place during the wars between the Poles and the Cossacks. The fate of the Jews of Lemberg would grow even worse in 1668 when most of them would perish in a massacre
1882 — (7th of Iyar, 3317) The Czar gave his approval to series of anti-Semitic regulations proposed by Count Ignatiev known collectively as the “May Laws»
1898 — (11th of Iyar, 5658) In Kiev, Blume Neiditch and Moshe Mabovitch gave birth to Golda Mabovitch, the sister of Sheyna and Tzipke Mabovitch, who gained fame Golda Mier
1902 — (26th of Nisan, 5662) Herzl wrote to the Sultan of Turkey appealing for the establishment of a Jewish university in Palestine. “The idea of a Jewish university, and all that such a university implied, quickly became an integral part of Zionist thinking
1909 — (12th of Iyar, 5669) Fire destroys part of the Haskoy, the Constantinople Jewish quarter. Five hundred Jews are left homeless.
1918 — (21th of Iyar, 5668) In Vienna, тhe Christian Socialist deputies in the Reichsrath introduced an interpellation demand the establishment of a percentage limitation for Jewish students in all higher educational institutions
1934 — (18th of Iyar, 5694) “A three-day celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of Tel-Aviv…culminated today with a tribute to the veteran 72 year old founder and present Mayor, Meyer Dizengoff. More than 10,000 school children marched through the streets to the municipal building carrying baskets of flowers, where were presented to the Mayor. Two new streets were named for him and his late wife, despite his protests that he was unworthy of such an honor.”
1935 — (30th of Nisan, 5695) For the second day in a row, temperatures in Palestine reach 104 degrees “in the shade.” The coastal settlements and cities, including Tel Aviv were most affected by the unusual heat wave. Temperatures in Palestine average 65 in May and 74 during July and August. In modern times, the temperature record belongs to a day in August 1881 when the thermometer reached 112
1939 — (14th of Iyar, 5699) The Budapest «Jewish Law» prohibits any Hungarian Jew from becoming a judge, a lawyer a schoolteacher or a member of the Hungarian parliament
1945 — (20th of Iyar, 5705) In the worst friendly-fire incident in history — Britain’s Royal Air Force killed more than 7,000 survivors of Nazi concentration camps who were crowded onto ships in Lubeck harbor …….
1960 — (6th of Iyar, 5720) The Anne Frank House, a museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank, opened in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1976 — (3th of Iyar, 5736) Thirty-three passers-by were injured when a booby-trapped motor scooter exploded at the corner of Ben Yehuda and Ben Hillel Streets. Among those injured were the Greek consul in Jerusalem and his wife. The following day, on the eve of Independence Day, the municipality organized an event at the site of the attack, under the slogan: «Nevertheless.»
2015 — (14th of Iyar, 5775) “At least 41 people were injured during a rally in support of the Ethiopian community “that turned violent in Tel Aviv.”

1583 — (11th of Iyar) Rabbi Isaac Mehling passed away in Prague
1616 — (16th of Iyar, 5376) Meir Lublin, the son of Gedaliah, the son-in-law of Isaac ha-Kohen Shapiro and the author of the Talmudic commentary Meir Einai Chachamim passed away today in Lublin
1655 — (26th of Nisan, 5415) Abraham Nunez Bernal was burned at the stake by the Inquisition of Cordova making him yet another Sephardic martyr
1703 — (28th of Iyar, 5463) Seventy two year old Samuel Oppenheimer the Jewish banker who bankrolled Emperor Leopold I during the Great Turkish War, passed away today

1726 — (13th of Iяра, 5486) — Rabbi Moshe Darshan, author of Torat Ahsam, passes away
1733 — (29nd of Iyar,5493) Rabbi Zevi of Vilna, author of “Bet Lehem Yehudah” passed away
1844 — (14th of Iyar, 5604) Birthdate of Édouard Adolphe Drumont “a French journalist and writer” who “founded the Anti-Semitic League of France in 1889 and was the founder and editor of the newspaper La Libre Parole.”