The first class of the Hebrew Union College convened in Cincinnati, Ohio.
David B. Green
This Day in Jewish History 1989: A Belgian Immunologist and Holocaust Survivor Is Shot Dead in a Parking Lot
Why and by whom remain shrouded in mystery.
A group of Jews who had been expelled from their native Portugal held a Yom Kippur service at the home of the Jewish Moroccan ambassador to the Netherlands.
Walter Matthau built a half-century long career by combining irascibility with irresistible lovability.
September 30, 1941, was the second and final day of the mass killing of 33,771 Jews that took place in a Kiev ravine.
Oscar Handlin eventually put the spotlight on the epic role of immigration in America.
Israel Zolli, chief rabbi of Rome, had a religious epiphany that led him to convert to Christianity and take the name Eugenio Maria Zolli, after Pope Pius XII.
Nahman Avigad, one of the first biblical archaeologists in modern Israel, revealed much of the history of the Jewish Quarter of the Second Temple and Byzantine periods.
Carl Laemmle, a German himself, recognized the dangers Germany posed to Jews early on and acted to frustrate it, and to rescue Jews, as best he could.
The Jews of Massena were suspected of kidnapping a local girl for a Yom Kippur sacrifice before she was discovered safe and sound on this day.