September 25

History events
1669 — (10th of Tishrei, 5430) Events began today that would result in another blood libel in Germany. ….. In the village of Glatigny, near Metz, Whilhelmina, the wife of Giles Lemoine, lost track of her three year old son Didier while she was doing laundry at the fountain in the village square. A search by the villagers proved fruitless. Then Daniel Payer told the searchers he had seen “a Hebrew with a heavy bear mounted on a white horse hurrying toward Metz and carrying in his arms a child about three years old.” The searchers then headed to Metz where they were told by a man who lived near the city gate that he had seen a Hebrew enter the city but he did not have a child. It was finally deduced that the man in question was Raphael Levi, a Jew living in Boulai, a village near Metz. A warrant was then sworn out for his arrest
1740 — (15th of Tishrei, 5501) Nathan Levy ….. who had applied for a plot of ground to be used as a place of burial for his family in 1738 obtained this grant today, and the plot was thenceforth known as the «Jews’ burying-ground»; it was the first Jewish cemetery in the city, and was situated in Spruce street near Ninth street; it has been the property of the Congregation Mickvé Israel for more than a century. Levy, who was born in 1704 and died in 1753, was one of the first Jews to live in Philadelphia
1913 — (23th of Elul, 5673) In Kiev, Menahem Mendel Bellis who was accused of a ritual murder in what was a modern version of the age-old blood libel began today
1942 — (14th of Tishrei, 5703) Нolocaust. ….. Four hundred eighty-one French Jews, including Rene’ Blum, the brother of the former French Prime Minister were killed in Birkenau; Abraham Gamzu, chairman of the Jewish Council at Kaluszyn, Poland, is executed after refusing to deliver Jews for deportation. Six thousand of the town’s residents are deported to the Treblinka death camp and later killed; Seven hundred Romanian Jews, interned at Drancy, are deported to Auschwitz
1956 — (20th of Tishrei, 5716) A Jordanian patrol crossed the border into Israel and opened fire on a group of women picking olives near the village of Aminadav killing Zohara Umri, an immigrant from Yemen.
The Israeli Cabinet discussed a reprisal mission for the terrorist attacks. Ben-Gurion called for a “vigorous” response in the upcoming night time attack
1967 — (20th of Elul, 5727) Following the Six Days War, Kfar Etzion was reestablished by the children of the original settlers. The Kibbutz was destroyed and its defenders (including women) massacred after surrendering in May 1948 during the War for Independence
1973 — (28th of Elul, 5733) King Hussein of Jordan secretly flew to Tel Aviv to warn Prime Minister of an impending attack by the Syrians. The king said he thought, but was not entirely sure, that the Syrians would not being contemplating this unless the Egyptians were going to attack as well. Mrs. Meir and her advisors including the Defense Minister ignored the warnings
1985 — (10th of Tishrei, 5746) PLO terrorists from Force 17 “hijacked an Israeli yacht off the coast of Larnaca, Cyprus” and murdered the three Israelis on board in cold blood
2007 — (13th of Tishrei, 5768) Yuval Baruch, an archaeologist with the Israeli Antiquities Authority, ….. announced the discovery of a quarry compound which provided King Herod with the stones to renovate the second Temple. It houses the Temple Mount Coins, pottery and iron stake found proved the date of the quarrying to be about 19 BC. Archaeologist Ehud Netzer confirmed that the large outlines of the stone cuts is evidence that it was a massive public project worked on by hundreds of slaves

1321 — (2nd of Tishrei, 5082) French Talmudist” Eliezer ben Joseph of Chinon, the student and brother-in-law of Perez ben Elijah of Corbell “was martyred today
1905 — (25th of Elul, 5665) Birthdate of Professor Nahman Avigad Israeli archeologist famed for his work at Masada, on the Dead Sea Scrolls, and most important of all the excavation of the Old City starting in 1969. Among his discoveries were the great menorah from the Second Temple and the Broad Wall mentioned in the Book of Nehemiah. He passed away in 1992