Today is a very important date in Jewish history, and many Jewish people consider this date to be a time of mourning for their people because of the tragic events that have happened on this date throughout the years. Please take a few minutes to read these events and familiarize yourself with them today as the Sabbath begins at sundown. I am asking that all of us would be in prayer for our Jewish brothers and sisters as well as the situation in the Middle East which continues to escalate each day, even each hour. We need to stand behind Israel and defend her as this is what our Father has commanded.
9th of Av in History
2448 (1312)------Spies return from 40 days in Israel with evil reports of the Land of Israel. Jewish people cry in despair, give up hope of entering the Land of Israel.
3340 (421)-------Destruction of First Temple by the Babylonians, under Nebuchadnezar. About 100,000 Jews killed during invasion. Exile of remaining tribes in southern kingdom to Babylon and Persia.
3830 70 -------Destruction of Second Temple by Romans, under Titus. Over 2,500,000 Jews die as a result of war, famine and disease. Over 1,000,000 Jews exiled to all parts of the Roman Empire. Over 100,000 Jews sold as slaves by Romans. Jews killed and tortured in gladiatorial "games" and pagan celebrations.
3892 132 --------Bar Kochba revolt crushed. Betar destroyed over 100,000 killed.
3893 133 --------Turnus Rufus ploughs site of Temple. Romans build pagan city of Aelia Capitolina on site of Jerusalem.
4855 1095 ------- First Crusade declared by Pope Urban II. 10,000 Jews killed in first month of Crusade. Crusades bring death and destruction to thousands of Jews, totally obliterate many communities in Rhineland and France.
5050 1290 ------- Expulsion of Jews from England, accompanied by pogroms and confiscation of books and property.
5252 1492 ------- Inquisition in Spain and Portugal culminates in the expulsion of the Jews from the Iberian Peninsula. Families separated, many die by drowning, massive loss of property.
5674 1914 ------- Britain and Russia declare war on Germany. First World War begins. First World War issues unresolved, ultimately causing Second World War and Holocaust. 75% of all Jews in war zones. Jews in armies of all sides - 120,000 Jewish casualties in armies. Over 400 pogroms immediately following war in Hungary, Ukraine, Poland and Russia.
5702 1942 ------- Deportations from Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp begin.
5749 1989 ------- Iraq walks out of talks with Kuwait.
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