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When a major news story breaks – related to Israel, the Middle East or the Jewish world – the Jewish Virtual Library is here with facts and information to help you better understand and explain the issues.

Upcoming Holidays and Commemorations:

Rosh HaShanah (September 18-20, 2020)
Fast of Gedalia (September 21, 2020)
Yom Kippur (September 27-28, 2020)

Upcoming Anniversaries:
Future Financier Jacob Schiff Arrives in the U.S. (August 6, 1865) 
Benny Friedman Inducted Into NFL Hall of Fame (August 7, 2005)
War of Attrition Ends (August 8, 1970)
Jewish Congress Pleas with US to Bomb Auschwitz (August 9, 1944) 0
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice (August 10, 1993) 1
Birthdate of Israel “Izzy” Asper (August 11, 1932) 2
4th Geneva Convention on Rules of War Adopted (August 12, 1949) 3
Israel Accepts UN Ceasefire on War in Lebanon (August 13, 2006) 4
824 Russian Jews Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina (August 14, 1889) 5
First Neighborhood Built Outside of Jerusalem's Old City (August 15, 1855) 6
Birthdate of Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (August 16, 1913) 7
Leo Frank is Taken From Prison and Lynched in Georgia (August 17, 1915) 8
Palestinian Terrorists Kill 7 Israeli's in Attack North of Eilat (August 18, 2011) 9
Pope Benedict XVI Visits Synagogue in Cologne, Germany (August 19, 2005) 0
Palestinian Terrorists Fire Over 100 Rockets at Israel (August 20, 2011) 1
Isaac Leeser Asks President Lincoln to Appoint Jewish Chaplains (August 21, 1862) 2
Jewish Songwriter of “Hound Dog,” and “Jailhouse Rock” Dies (August 22, 2011) 3
67 Jews Killed by Arabs in Hebron Massacre (August 23, 1929) 4
Max Nordau Raises "Uganda Plan" at Zionist Congress (August 24, 1903) 5
Gal Friedman Secures Israel's First Olympic Gold Medal (August 25, 2004) 6
Eichmann Sets Up Central Office for Jewish Immigration (August 26, 1938) 7
France Grants Jews Equality with "Rights of Man" Declaration (August 27, 1789) 8
Jewish Resistance Fighters Take Over Novacky Labor Camp (August 28, 1944) 9
Israel & PLO Sign Agreement for Transfer of Powers (August 29, 1994) 0
Israel Completes Evacuation of Settlers from Gaza Strip (August 30, 2005) 1
UN Issues Report Recommending Partition of Palestine (August 31, 1947)

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Anti-Semitism

Biography

Fact Sheets

History

Holocaust

Israel

Judaism

The Middle East

Peace Process

Public Opinion Polls

Terrorism

U.S.-Israel Relations

The Virtual Jewish World