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Significant Events In Jewish And World History: Spanish Expulsion through the State of Israel.

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Events in Bold Type are illustrated on the Time Line Display Of Jewish History

Years
From
Creation

Common
Era
 
5252 1492 EXPULSION OF ALL JEWS FROM SPAIN. Columbus discovers America (2)
5275 1515 Period of Achronim begins (approximate date) (1)
5276 1516 Ottoman Turks conquer Palestine (2)
5290 1530 "P'tiriot" (Deaths) of Rav Ovadiah Mi- Bartenura (Italy) and of Rav Ya'akov Polak (Poland) (3)
5304 1544 Martin Luther (Protestant Reformation) turns against the Jews (Europe) (2)
5324 1564 Publication of the Shulchan Aruch by Rav Yoseph Caro (Safed, Palestine) (2)
5329 1569 Rav Yitzchak Luria ("Ari") comes to Safed to teach Jewish mysticism (Kaballah) (2)
5332 1572 "P'tirah" (Death) of "Ramah" (Rav Moshe Isserles) (3)
5335 1575 "P'tirah (Death) of Rav Yosef Caro (3)
5340 1580 First extant "Takana" (legislation) of the Vaad Arba Aratzot (Poland) (2)
5342 1582 Gregorian Calendar established (Source - World Book)
5348 1588 Destruction of Spanish Armada (2)
5353 1593 First Marrano settlement established in Holland (approximate date) (2)
5380 1620 Mayflower arrives at Plymouth Rock (2)
5408 1648 Chmelnitzki massacres. End of 30 Years War (2)
5410 1650 Menasheh Ben Israel publishes Hope of Israel (2)
5414 1654 First Jewish settlement established in North America (New Amsterdam) "P'tirah" (Death) of Rav Yom Tov Lipman Heller (Author of Tosfot Yom Tov) (2)
5436 1676 Death of Shabbati Tzvi - False Messiah (2)
5466 1706 Congregation Shearith Israel of New York organized (approximate date) (2)
5507 1747 "P'tirah" (Death) of Rav Moshe Chaim Luzzatto ("Ramchal") (Author of Mesilat Yesharim - Italy) (2)
5511 1751 Beginning of Eybeschuetz-Emden Controversy (Germany) (2)
5520 1760 "P'tirah" (Death) of Ba'al Shem Tov (Founder of Chassidic Movement). First partition of Poland (2)
5532 1772 Vilna Gaon issues ban against followers of Chassidic Movement. (2)
5536 1776 American Revolution
5546 1786 Death of Moses Mendelssohn, father of the German Haskallah Movement (2)
5549 1789 Beginning of French Revolution (2)
5551 1791 French National Assembly grants full civil rights to Jews. Pale of Settlement established in Russia (2)
5558 1797 "P'tirah" (Death) of Vilna Gaon (2)
5563 1803 Yeshivot of Volozhin (Rav Chaim Volozhin) and Pressburgh (Rav Moshe Sofer) are founded (2)
5564 1804 Napolean crowned emperor (2)
5566 1806 End of Holy Roman Empire (2)
5575 1815 Congress of Vienna permits the abolution of emancipation laws in the German states. Beginning of German Jewish immigration to America. Defeat of Napolean at Waterloo (2)
5597 1837 Moses Montefiore knighted (England) (2)
5604 1844 Crown Schools established in Russia (Russian Haskallah Movement). Brunswick Conference (First synod of German reform leaders) (2)
5607 1847 Lionel de Rothschild elected to British Parliament but refuses to take Christian oath (2)
5621 1861 American Civil War
5641 1881 Russian Czar Alexander II is assassinated. Pogroms (riots) against the Jews (2)
5642 1882 May Laws and mass immigration of Russian Jews to America (2)
5643 1883 "P'tirah" (Death) of Rabbi Israel Salanter (Founder of Mussar Movement)
5645 1885 Pittsburgh Platform (Statement of tenets of early American Reform Movement) (2)
5646 1886 Yeshiva Etz Chaim opened in New York (2)
5648 1888 "P'tirah" (Death) of Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch (Germany) (2)
5654 1894 Dreyfus trial (France) (2)
5657 1897 First Zionist Congress (Basel) (2)
5662 1902 Conservative Movement emerging in America - Solomon Schechter heads the Jewish Theological Seminary (2)
5672 1912 Agudat Yisrael founded at Kattowitz (2)
5674 1914 World War I begins (2)
5675 1914 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is founded (2)
5677 1917 Sarah Shenirer starts first Bais Ya'akov School for Girls. British under Allenby conquer Jerusalem from Turks. Balfour Declaration (2)
5680 1920 England receives Mandate over Palestine (2)
5684 1924 Dr. Y. DeHaan murdered in Palestine. Johnson Law restricts immigration to America
5685 1925 Chevron Yeshiva founded in Palestine
5692 1933 Ner Israel Yeshiva founded in Baltimore
5693 1933 "P'tirah" (Death) of "Chofetz Chaim". Hitler comes to power
5698 1938 Kristallnacht riot against Jews in Germany
5699 1939 World War II begins
5700 1940 Lubavitcher Rebbe arrives in America and founds Yeshiva
5703 1943 Rav Aaron Kotler opens Beth Medrash Govoha (Kolel Movement spreads to America)
5704 1944 National Society for Hebrew Day Schools is founded in America
5707 1947 Dead Sea Scrolls first discovered
5708 1948 STATE OF ISRAEL IS DECLARED

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