May 5

History events
1435 — (6th of Iyar, 5195) Jewish residents of Speyer, Germany, were expelled
1588 — (18th of Iyar, 5348) The Council of Hanover ordered the severance of all business connections between Jews and Christians
1764 — (3th of Iyar, 5524) The «Jews’ decree» issued today permitted any Jew to live in Vienna “who could prove that he possessed a certain sum of ready money and «acceptable» papers, or that he had established a factory. According to this decree no Jew could buy a house; a married Jew had to let his beard grow, that he might be readily distinguished; and no synagogue or other place for common worship was permitted
1837 — (30th of Nisan, 5597) A dedication of new synagogue in Surinam took place
1936 — (13th of Iyar, 5696) “A big fire” which was presumably started by arsonists “broke out today in Balfour Forest in northern Palestine destroying more than a thousand trees planted by the Jews
1939 — (16th of Iyar, 5699) The Nuremberg anti-Jewish laws went into effect in Hungary: two thirds of Hungary’s Jews were denaturalized because they became citizens after 1914. Jews had to leave all government-related positions before the end of the year
1942 — (18th of Iyar, 5702) Jewish teachers and educators in the Warsaw Ghetto created a special day for children, during which they were treated to games, plays, and special rations of sweets
1948 — (26th of Nisan, 5708) A group of Jewish immigrant from Egypt founded Bror Hayil (selection of soldiers) a kibbuz in southern Israel near Sderot

1624 — (16th of Iyar, 5384) Elias Lipiner was sentenced to death at an auto-de-fe by the Portuguese Inquisition. He was accused of committing the crime of using Jewish names and writing in Hebrew. On this same day Dr. Antonio Honem was sentenced to death for observing Jewish ceremonies
1809 — (19th of Iyar, 5669) Berek Yoselovich, founder and commander of a Jewish light cavalry regiment, was killed in action in the war between the Duchy of Warsaw and Austria
1818 — (29th of Nisan, 5578) Birthdate of Karl Marx, author of the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital. Only the ignorant and the anti-Semitic insist that Marx was a Jew
1900 — (6th of Iyar, 5660) Birthdate of Nacha Rivkin, the founder of Shulamith School for Girls, the first girl’s yeshiva in the U.S.
1911 — (7th of Iyar, 5671) Birthdate of “Andor Lilienthal, the last of the original 27 chess grandmasters, who played 10 world champions and beat 6 of them…”
1938 — (4th of Iyar, 5698) The Palestine Post reported that a Jewish farmer, Haim Sober, 40, was attacked by Arabs while on his way home to Karkur and beaten with sticks to death
1952 — (10th of Iyar, 5712) The Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Herman Wouk for the «Caine Mutiny»
1958 — (15th of Iyar, 5718) Birthdate of Lieutenant Colonel Ron Arad…an IAF fighter pilot and an Israeli Air Force weapon systems officer (WSO) who is officially classified as missing in action since October 1986, but widely presumed dead. Hezbollah claimed that Arad died during an escape attempt in May 1988. An Israeli secret military commission report claimed that Arad died of illness in 1995, and was buried in the Beqaa Valley