Posts Tagged ‘First Temple’

Yemenite Jews on a plane to Israel as part of Operation Magic Carpet

Operation Magic Carpet Begins

September 24, 1950 According to some sources, Jews had lived in Yemen even before the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BCE. The community expanded during the time of the Maccabees and following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. Composed mostly of small communities living in relative isolation to one another,…

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Men pray at the Western Wall in 1929. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Tisha B’Av 101

myjewishlearning.com Tisha b’Av, the ninth day of the month of Av (this year July 22), is the major day of communal mourning in the Jewish calendar. Although many disasters are said to have befallen the Jews on this day, the major commemoration is of the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem in…

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