November 6

History events
1498 — (21th of Cheshvan, 5259) The Jews of Nuremberg were scheduled to be expelled today but for some reason it was postponed until “the fourth Sunday in the season of Lent” in 1499
1840 — (10th of Cheshvan, 5601) At Constantinople, Sultan Abd Al-Majid issued a firman declaring that Jews did not use blood in their ceremonies, and for any of the Sultan’s subjects to say the Jews did was not truth. Moses Montefiore met with the Sultan and helped to secure this Decree. The Sultan issued the firman to protect the Jews of Rhodes and in Damascus, who were being persecuted by this old anti-Semitic remark
1842 — (3st of Kislev, 5603) The first Jewish benevolent society in St. Louis was formed, Chesed v’Emeth («Mercy and Truth»). Its purpose was to aid indigent Jews. In December 1846 the group formally incorporated as the Hebrew Benevolent Society (H.B.S.)
1884 — (18th of Cheshvan, 5645) Hovevei Zion was founded in Kattowitz, Poland
1941 — (16th of Cheshvan, 5702) Нolocaust. The Nazis massacred 500 Jews of Kolomyya, Galicia and 15,000 Jews of Rowno, Poland
1942 — (26th of Cheshvan, 5703) Нolocaust. The Nazis executed 12,000 Jews from Minsk
1944 — (20th of Cheshvan, 5705) Two members of Lehi (the Stern Gang) – Eliyahu Hakim and Eliyahu Bet Zuri murdered Lord Moyne in Cairo. This led to what some call, The Hunting Season, which the name given to the Haganah’s campaign to curtail the activities of Irgun and Lehi
1948 — (4th of Cheshvan, 5709) War for independence. Barbara was captured by troops of the Negev, Giv’ati and Yiftach brigades today during Operation Yoav; Barbara (Arabic: برْبره) was a Palestinian Arab village in the Gaza Subdistrict located 17 km northeast of Gaza city, in the vicinity of modern Ashkelon
1952 — (18th of Cheshvan, 5713) The Jerusalem Post reported that the Knesset passed the first reading of a measure recognizing the World Zionist Organization as the agency authorized to coordinate the activities in Israel of all Jewish corporate bodies and associations engaged in the development of the country and the integration of immigrants
1956 — (2st of Kislev, 5717) Sinai Campai. President Eisenhower sent a message to Ben Gurion demanding that Israeli forces stop fighting immediately and withdraw from the Sinai
1958 — (23th of Cheshvan, 5719) Syria resumed its artillery bombardment of the Galilee, while Israeli workers were involved in a massive project draining Lake Huleh to obtain more agricultural land for the country. Under orders from IDF Chief of Staff Haim Liaskov, the Israelis fired back at their attackers
1977 — (25th of Chehsvan, 5738) PLO gunners fired katyusha rockets from across the Lebanese border at the seaside town of Nahariya killing two, one of whom was a Holocaust survivor and mortally wounding another
1995 — (13th of Cheshvan, 5756) In his first court appearance on Yigal Amir, 25, asserted that he was required to kill Mr. Rabin under religious law because the Prime Minister was betraying Jewish lives and land to the enemy

1593 — (11th of Cheshvan, 5354) Rabbi Abraham Menachem Rapoport author of Minchah Beluah, passed away
1643 — (24th of Cheshvan, 5404) Abraham Azulai, cabalistic author, died
1839 — (29th of Cheshvan, 5600) Rabbi Hayim Rapoport, of Ostrowiec passes away. Rapoport was a member of a distinguished family of Jewish scholars. He was the author of a collection of Responsa called Maxim Chayyim
2002 — (1st of Kislev, 5763) Sgt.-Maj. Madin Grifat, 23, of Beit Zarzir was killed when a mine exploded during a routine patrol northeast of Netzarim in the Gaza Strip
2007 — (25th of Cheshavn, 5768) Staff Sergeant Yariv Amitai of Moshav Hazor’im was killed in a Jeep accident along the border with Gaza