November 26

History events
1802 — (1st of Kislev, 5563) As the Jews of Maryland seek full equality on November 26, 1802, a petition ….. «from the sect of people called Jews» specifically stating their grievance, namely, «that they are deprived of holding any office of profit and trust under the constitution and laws of this state,» was referred to the General Assembly, which read it and referred it to a special committee of five delegates, including the two Baltimore representatives, with instructions to consider and report upon the prayer of the petitioners for relief. A month later the petition was refused by a vote of thirty-eight to seventeen. The attempt to secure the desired relief was repeated at the legislative session of 1803; again proving unsuccessful, it was renewed in the following year
1922 — (6st of Kislev, 5683) «The New York Times»: in an article entitled “Palestine Industries Thriving Capital and Settlers Needed” Dr. Arthur Ruppin notes the changes that have taken place since Herzl called for the establishment of a Jewish homeland 25 years ago at the first Zionist Congress. While “towns of thousands houses have grown up on neglected ground” the need to develop irrigation projects
1937 — (22st of Kislev, 5698) The Palestine Post reported that three Jews were wounded when Arab terrorists shot at a crowded bus, traveling from Nesher to Haifa, and escaped
1945 — (21st of Kislev, 5706) Jewish underground blows up police headquarters and several electric power stations; Mandatory government sends troops to search for arms in Jewish settlements in Sharon and Samaria
1948 — (24th of Cheshvan, 5709) Bulgaria recognized Israel.
1952 — (8st of Kislev, 5713) The Jerusalem Post reported that ….. in the Knesset Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion sharply attacked Mapam in the debate on the Prague trial, accusing it of duplicity and inability to face the truth about the Soviet regime. The Knesset, by an overwhelming majority, adopted a resolution expressing “its sense of shock at the trial now proceeding in Prague, which had struck at the Jewish people… and on the attempts to bring into disrepute the good name of the State of Israel.”

1715 — (11st of Kislev, 5476) ) Rabbi Joseph ben Mordecai Ginzburg, author of Leket Yosef passed away today
1911 — (5st of Kislev, 5672) Birthdate of Samuel “Sammy” Herman Reshevsky, the Polish born Jewish-American chess grandmaster who was a strong contender in the World Chess Championship competitions for a thirty year span
1949 — (5st of Kislev, 5710) Birthdate of Shlomo Artzi an Israeli folk rock singer-songwriter and composer