November 27

History events
1798 — (19th of Kislev, 5559) Rabbi Shneur Zalman founder of Chabad Lubavitch was released from a St Petersburg jail. ….. He had been arrested on charges of high treason for allegedly sending money to the Czar’s enemy, the Sultan of Turkey. In reality he was sending money to Jews living in Eretz Israel which was part of Turkey at the time. Shneur Zalman is the author of two works Tanya and Likkute Torah which describe the philosophy of the Chabad movement. Chabad is an acronym for the Hebrew words Chokhmah (wisdom), Binah (understanding) and Da’at (Wisdom). Lubavitch is the name of the town in which the Descendants of Dov Baer, the Maggid of Mezhirech, Shneur Zalman’s “teacher” settled. In 1798, November 27 corresponded to the 19th day of Kislev. Ever since then Chabad Lubavitchers mark YUD-TET KISLEV (19th of Kislev) as a day of joy and celebration
1819 — (9st of Kislev, 5580) Leopold Zuns and Eduard Gans founded the Verein fuer Cultur und Wissenschaft der Juden, (The Society for Culture and Science of Judaism). It delved into Jewish history, culture and literature using scientific methods of criticism and assessment. The Society lasted less than five years. Gans and many others converted to Christianity
1933 — (9st of Kislev, 5694) A transfer company was established today in Tel Aviv to facilitate the immigration of German Jews along with whatever property they are able to bring with them
1969 — (17th of Kislev, 5730) In Athens, one Greek child was killed and 13 others were wounded when two Jordanian terrorists attacked the El Al offices with hand grenades
2001 — (12th of Kislev, 5762) ….. Etty Fahima, 45, of Netzer Hazani was killed three others were injured when a Palestinian terrorist threw grenades and opened fire at a convoy on the road between the Kissufim crossing and Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday evening; Noam Gozovsky, 23, of Moshav Ramat Zvi, and Michal Mor, 25, of Afula were killed when two Palestinian terrorists from the Jenin area opened fire with Kalashnikov assault rifles on a crowd of people near the central bus station in
2012 — (13st of Kislev, 5773) The National Library of Israel signed contract with Pri-Or to preserve its archive of more than one million images

1198 — (26st of Kislev, 4959) Abraham ben David of Posquières (RaBaD III.), French Talmudic commentator, died
1688 — (14th of Kislev, 5449) Rabbi Elijah Kovo of Salonika, author of Aderet Eliyahu, passed away
1804 — (24st of Kislev, 5565) Sir Julius Benedict, English composer, born
1815 — (24th of Cheshvan, 5576) Birthdate of Simon Hock, the Prague born businessman who created a history of the Jews of Bohemia
1874 — (18st of Kislev, 5635) In Motal, Belarus, timber merchant Ozier Weizmann and Rachel Czemerinsky gave birth to Zionist leader and Israel’s first President Chaim Weizmann