November 28

History events
1892 — (9th of Kislev, 5653) The first proposals for a tramway in the area were made by the Lebanese engineer George Franjieh in November 1892, about nine weeks after the inauguration of the Jaffa–Jerusalem railway. The plan called for a main line between southern and northeastern Jaffa, with spurs to the harbor and the eastern orchards
1915 — (21th of Kislev, 5676) “A History of the Jews of Russia and Poland” published today provides a review of The Jews of Russia and Poland by Israel Friedlander
1944 — (12th of Kislev, 5705) Нolocaust. In Budapest, Hungarian Fascist gangs attacked a hospital of Jews, killing 28
1946 — (5th of Kislev, 5707) Three Jewish refugee ships were reported off Haifa tonight, trying to run the Navy-Air Force blockade in a new challenge to British immigration policy
1948 — (27th of Cheshvan, 5709) Lt. Col. Moshe Dayan and his Arab counterpart met at Government House in Jerusalem. Under UN supervision, the two military commanders worked out the terms of cease fire for the divided holy city. Once the cease fire was announced soldiers of the Arab Legion danced with joy and Arab refugees returned to the Old City. All attempts by Jews to pray at the Wall were rebuffed.
1961 — (20th of Kislev, 5722) One hundred five Moroccan Jews sailed from Casablanca for Nice on board the French steamship Lyautey. This marked the beginning of a major exodus of Morocco’s ancient Jewish community
2005 — (26th of Cheshvan, 5766) The Jerusalem Post reported from Budapest that the Israeli ambassador to Hungary, David Admon had recognized the efforts of 13 Hungarians and their families to assist Jews during the Holocaust by presenting them with the title of «the Righteous among the Nations.»
2010 — (21th of Kislev, 5771) Terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza resumed rocket fire on the Western Negev this morning, striking near Sderot

1654 — (28th of Kislev, 5415) Meir ben Jacob HaKoen Schiff, known as the Maharam Schiff, the German rabbi and Talmudist who was the Frankfort-on-the Main born son of Yeshiva Director passed away today
1706 — (4th of Tevet, 5476) Meshullam Zalman ben David Mirles, the Vienna born German Rabbi and father of Zeeb Wolf who was elected as the chief rabbi for Altona, Hamburg and Wansbeck passed away today
1827 — (9th of Kislev, 5588) On the secular calendar Dov Baer Schneersohn passed away. ….. Dov Ber succeeded his father Shneur Zalman of Lyady as the second Lubavitcher Rebbe. Shneur Zalman was the found of Chabad, Dov Baer was known as the “Middle Rabbi” because he came between Shneur Zalman and the third Rebbe Menachem Mendel known as the Zemen Zedek. Among other things, Dov Baer was responsible for starting a Chabad settlement in Hebron in 1823. In 1826, Dov Baer was imprisoned by the Czar on trumped up charges of sending money to support the Sultan of Turkey. He was released on the tenth of Kislev which has been a day of celebration among Lubavitchers ever since. “The only way of converting darkness into light is by giving to the poor.” “Every act of kindness that God performs for man should make him feel not proud, but more humble and unworthy.”
1829 — (2th of Kislev, 5590) Birthdate of composer Anton Rubinstein
1881 — (6th of Kislev, 5642) In Vienna Ida Brettauer, “a daughter of Jewish banking family” and textile manufacturer Mortiz Zewing gave birth to “novelist, playwright, journalist, and biographer” Stefan Zweig. Although barely known today, in his time he was a noted poet, essayist and dramatist
2002 — (23rd of Kislev 5763) Тerrorist attack. ….. Noy and Dvir Anter, aged 12 and 14, of Ariel, and Albert (Avraham) de Havila, 60, of Ra’anana were killed along with 10 Kenyans when a car bomb exploded in the lobby of the Israeli-owned beachfront Paradise Hotel, frequented almost exclusively by Israeli tourists, near Mombasa in Kenya; 21 Israelis were among the 80 wounded; Haim Amar, 56; Ehud (Yehuda) Avitan, 54; Mordechai Avraham, 44; Ya’acov Lary, 35; and David Peretz, 48 — all of Beit She’an; and Shaul Zilberstein, 36, of Upper Nazareth, were killed and about 40 wounded when two terrorists opened fire and threw grenades at the Likud polling station in Beit She’an, near the central bus station, where party members were casting their votes in the Likud primary