November 8

History events
1223 — (13st of Kislev, 4984) Rabbinical synod of Mayence regulates the payment of Jewish taxes
1616 — (9st of Kislev, 5377) In Amsterdam an ordinance championed by the States General was implemented that prohibited Jews from speaking publicly against the Christian religion or publishing anything against it, and forbidding them to mar Christians
1929 — (5th of Cheshvan, 5690) With the removal of the curfew, residents of Jerusalem are free to move about the city at night for the first time in three months. The curfew had been put in place in response to a wave of Arab violence that had begun in August and included attacks on the ancient Jewish communities at Hebren and Safed
1937 — (4st of Kislev, 5698) Нolocaust. The Eternal Jew’ exhibition opened in Nuremberg. It portrayed the Jew as the leaders of international Bolshevism, dedicated to destroying Germany
1948 — (6th of Cheshvan, 5709) Following the first census by the government of Israel, the Jewish homeland was found to contain 712,000 Jews and 68,000 Arabs
1949 — (16th of Cheshvan, 5710) Beginning of Operation Magic Carpet, ….. which was one of the great moments of modern Jewish history. At the moment of its birth, Israel immediately established itself as haven for Jews throughout the world. Operation Magic Carpet was the name given to the Israeli Airlift that flew 60,000 Jews from Yemen to Israel
1956 — (4st of Kislev, 5717) Six Israelis were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a train, attacked cars and blew up wells, in the North and Center of Israel
1977 — (27th of Cheshvan, 5738) The Jerusalem Post reported that ….. after the Katyusha bombing of Nahariya in which two local residents were killed, Israeli gunners blasted Palestinian terrorist strongholds in South Lebanon. This is an example of the inability of the government of Lebanon to control its borders. The PLO set up a state within a state in southern Lebanon. It was these conditions that would finally force the Israelis to cross the border in the early 1980’s and eventually set up a buffer state on the border with Lebanon

1665 — (30th of Cheshvan, 5426) Ephraim Hezekiah Bueno a distinguished Dutch physician and who in 1650, in conjunction with Jonah Abravanel, published several liturgical works, among which were a Spanish translation of the Psalms, entitled «Psalterio de David, en Hebrayco Dicho Thehylim, Transladado con Toda Fidelidad Verbo de Verbo del Hebrayco,» passed away today in Amsterdam
1703 — (30th of Cheshvan) Rabbi Joseph Samuel of Frankfor, author Mesorat ha¬Shas, passed away
1801 — (3st of Kislev, 5562) Еlie Halеvy’s first poem, «Ha-Shalom», a hymn composed while negotiations were being conducted at Amiens, was sung in the synagogue of Paris, in both Hebrew and French
1838 — (20th of Cheshvan, 5599) Peter Beer, educational writer, died
2000 — (10th of Cheshvan, 5761) Noa Dahan, 25, of Moshav Mivtahim in the south, was shot to death while driving to her job at the Rafah border crossing in Gaza