Elul 23, 5770 – Interesting Date in History and Today

Posted: August 31, 2010 in Teshuvah 40 Day Devotional

Elul 23 is the 23rd day of the 40 Days of Teshuvah. I found some interesting facts from history and about this year.

  •  2105 BC, Supposedly the date the dove brought back the olive leaf to Noah’s Ark
  • During the Exodus, Moses was still on the mountain for 40 days interceeding for the Hebrews for the worship of the Golden Calf
  • 1553, Monk who converted to Judaism was burned at the stake in Rome
  • 1567, Polish King Sigismund II Agustas issued an edict, granting the Jews permission to open a yeshiva school in Lublin
  • 1862, First US chaplain,  Rabbi Jacob Frankel
  • 1943, Liquidation of Vilna Ghetto
  • 2001, (9/11) Islamic terrorists hijacked 4 US domestic airplanes and used 3 of them to crash into the World Trade Towers in New York City and also the Pentagon in Washington DC
  • 2010, President Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas for peace talks.
  • 2010, Hurricane Earl, now a category 4 with winds of 135 mph is projected to hit Washington DC area late evening, September 2
  • Both 2001 & 2010 are 7 days before Rosh Hashanah


  1. Gail Zauss says:

    Yitzhak Rabin signed the Oslo Accords with Yasser Arafat on Elul 23, 5753
    Giving Power and authority over Gaza & the West Bank portions of Israel to the PLO.
    The entire geo-political map of Israel was redrawn.

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