Today in History: The Emoira Ravina passes away marking the end of the Talmudic period

By Toby FriedmanMany years ago today, was the day the emoira Ravina passed away. Ravina’s father died when he was young, he was therefore educated.... read more

Today in History: The Germans ym"s seal the borders of the Warsaw Ghetto

By Toby FriedmanLet us take a moment to commemorate what happened today, eighty-one years ago. It was the day the Germans sealed the borders of.... read more

Today in History: A butcher invents a recipe and calls it the frankfurter

By Toby FriedmanDoes your mouth salivate at the thought of a steaming frankfurter topped with mustard? It all goes back to November 13, 1805,.... read more

Today in History: China opens the “Great Wall of China” to tourists

By Toby FriedmanIf you haven’t heard about the Great Wall of China, listen in! This massive wall that surrounds China’s historic northern.... read more

Today in History: An attempt to assassinate Hitler ym’’s goes wrong

By Toby FriedmanA failed attempt to assassinate Hitler took place on today’s date in 1939. On that day, Hitler was delivering his annual speech at.... read more

Today in History: Abraham Lincoln, the president known for abolishing slavery, is elected.

By Toby FriedmanOn this day in 1860 Americans elected the humble yet courageous Abraham Lincoln as their president, an event that outraged the.... read more