Year after creation
||They caught (In the wilderness) a person chopping
wood on Shabos, and was put under guard till his case
was decided, (it was the second Shabos after
|Hahsem commanded Moshe to count the people.
|The building of the first Temple started
||The Rambam [Maimonides] arrived in Israel
||The war between the Jewish people and the Palishtim
started today, 30,000 Jews died and the Aron [Holy Ark]
was captured by the Palishtim.
||When Eli the High Priest received the news that
30,000 people died also his two sons and the Ark was
taken, when he heard THAT [about the Ark] he fell back
on his head and died at the age of 98.
Eli was the Judge for the people for 40 years and
High Priest in the Sanctuary [Mishkan] in Shilo. Eli
assumed the leadership after the death of Samson
[Shimshon], and he brought up Shmual (the Prophet)
who became his successor.
|When Eli died the sanctuary [Mishkan] in Shilo was
destroyed. The Mishkan lasted in Shilo for 369 years.
From there it moved to Nov under the leadership of
Shmuel Hanavi [Prophet].
|Rabbi Yitschok Alfasi died today. Known as the "Ha Rif" a known commentator on the Talmud.
||Pessach Sheiny - the Second Pessach, for those
who were impure to bring a sacrifice on Pessach,
would bring their sacrifice today instead.
|Rabbi Meir Bal-Hanes died, and is buried in Tiberies.
||The food which the people took out of Egypt, lasted
till yesterday. This morning the Manah started to
fall, and Moshe Rabainu made the first blessing of
Birkat Hamazon [Grace after meals].
||''Lag Ba'Omer'' - the 33rd day of counting the
A day of great rejoicing.
The plague that killed 24,000 students of
Rabbi Akiva stopped today. The reason for their
deaths, was their lack of honor for one another.
|Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai died today. Author of the
Holy Zohar [Kabalah], and said to rejoice on his
day of death. It is customary to make bon fires in
Israel, to cut the children's first cutting [at the age of
3] on his grave site in Miron [next to Zefat].
||According to the AriZal, Cain killed Hevel today
|Rabbainu Meir from Rotenburg died in prison.
Was imprisoned on 4th of Tammuz  was there
for 7 years , died, and only after 15 years was
permission given to take him out and to be buried
0n 4th of Adar .
||In the second year after leaving Egypt, they
left Har Sinai [Mount Sanai] after camping there
from Sivan the year before.
||Rabbi Sa'adya Gaon, passed away.
||Shmuel Hanavi [Samuel the Prophet] passed away
at the age of 52.
|The Rambam finds a Sefer Torah written by Ezra
Hasofer and made it a Holiday.