May 7

History events
-833 — (2 Iyar 2928) Traditional date on which King Solomon began building the Temple in Jerusalem
1355 — (25th of Iyar, 5115) Attack on the Alcana (smaller Jewry) of Toledo by the enemies of Samuel ha-Levi; 1,200 injured
1894 — (1st of Iyar, 5654) “A Jew-baiting” mob attacked the Jewish section of Grajewo, Poland “looting the shops and houses, beating the men and insulting the women” before setting fire to several stores
1905 — (2th of Iyar, 5665) Anti-Jewish violence broke out today in Zhitomir, the capital of Volhynia, Russia
1942 — (20th of Iyar, 5702) Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed
2002 — (25th of Iyar, 5762) Hamas claimed responsibility for today’s bombing at Rishon LeZion where 15 people were killed and another 55 were wounded
2008 — (2th of Iyar, 5678) As Israel celebrates its 60th anniversary, the population nears 7.3 million with 76% of the population being Jewish On the eve of its independence day, Israel’s population numbers 7,282,000, 75.5 percent of which is Jewish, and 20.1 percent Arab, Central Bureau of Statistics show. The remaining 4.4 percent is made up largely of immigrants and their children who are not registered as Jews in the Interior Ministry’s population rolls.

1919 — (7th of Iyar, 5679) Birthdate of Boris Slutsky, a Russian poet
1994 — (27th of Iyar, 5754): Haim Bar Lev, the IDF’s Chief of General Staff from 1968 to 1971, passed away