Monday, July 15, 2013

9TH OF AV 2013

My dear readers,

I wish to re-post a note concerning the 9th of Av, a very somber and important day in Jewish history. Please join hearts with our Jewish brothers and sisters in remembrance this day, and please remember that it is our God given duty to always pray for the Jewish nation and for Israel and her protection, provision, and salvation. The 9th of Av this year is between July 15-16, depending on the sighting of the New Crescent Moon.

Note: The Jewish calendar date begins at sundown of the night beforehand. Thus the fast begins with sunset of the first secular date listed, and concludes at nightfall the following day.

Genesis 12:3

King James Version (KJV)
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

9th of Av in History

Hebrew Year & Common Year (Denotes BC) ---- Event Description

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.