September 17

History events
1394 — (22th of Tishrei, 5155) Decree ordering Jews to leave France issued
1794 — (22th of Elul, 5554) Polish General Thaddeus Koscuisco who was leading a revolt against the Russians granted Joseph Aronowicz and Berek Joselowicz permission to form a Jewish legion. Five hundred men volunteered in response to the call to arms that was issued in Yiddish
1941 — (25th of Elul, 5701) A general deportation of German Jews remaining in the Fatherland began
1948 — (13th of Elul, 5708) Acting in a manner that brought shame to the Jewish people, the Stern Gang assassinated Count Folke Bernadotte, who was appointed by the UN to mediate between the Arabs and Jews during the War for Independence
1978 — (15th of Elul, 5738) Conclusion of the first Camp David summit talks hosted by President Carter and attended by Begin and Sadat. The Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
2013 — (13th of Tishrei, 5774) The IDF announced today that by the end of next month, it would stop deploying soldiers to protect 22 border communities along the Lebanese and the Gaza-Sinai borders

1485 — (8th of Tishrei, 5246) Pedro Arbues, the inquisitor for Aragon, was murdered in church by a group of Marranos in retaliation for his activities. The perpetrators were caught, had their hands cut off, and were then beheaded and quartered. Arbues was canonized
1676 — (10th of Tishrei, 5437) Sabbatai Zevi, one of the most famous of the False Messiahs passed away
1727 — (2nd of Tishrei, 5488) Glückel of Hameln passed away. ….. Born in 1646, she was a Jewish mother, successful mother, German businesswoman and diarist. It was in this latter category that she gained lasting fame. Her writings provided an eyewitness account life in central Europe three and a half centuries ago. In addition to providing a portrait of the daily life of our European forbearers, she also gave us a front seat view of the survivors of the Chmielnicki massacres and the followers of Sabbati Z’vi. Her memories were passed down from generation to generation until they were first published in 1896. Copies of The life of Gluckel of Hamelin Written by Herself and the Memoirs of Gluckel of Hamelin were published in English during the second half of the 20th century
1764 — (20th of Elul, 5524) Birthdate of Berek Joselewicz Polish Jew who was a successful merchant and a colonel in the Polish Army during the Kosciuszko Uprising during which Poles tried to throw off the yoke of Russian occupation. Joselewicz commanded the first Jewish military formation in modern history
1800 — (27th of Elul, 5560) Fifty-eight year old German Kabbalist Nathan Adler and author of Mishnat Rabbi Nathan
1908 — (21th of Elul, 5668) Birthdate of Russian born violin virtuoso David Oistrakh
1918 — (11th of Tishrei, 5679) Birthdate of Chaim Herzog (חיים הרצוג)‎ sixth President of Israel
1943 — (17th of Elul, 5703) Estella Blits-Agsterribe, her six-year old daughter Nanny and two-year old son Alfred were murdered today at Auschwitz. Before marrying Samuel Blits, she was known as Estella Agsterribe, one of the members of the 1928 gold medal winning Dutch ladies Olympic Gymnastics Team