The Infamy of the 28th of Tammuz
James Scott Trimm
In a few days we will begin celebrating the restored Feast Day of Chag Yeshua. Every year the 12th through the 18th of Elul are set aside to celebrate the Feast of Chag Yeshua, commemorating the deliverance of the Jews in Egypt from Ptolemy IV Philopater in 217 BCE. The Chag Yeshua story is the subject of 3rd Maccabees. This year Chag Yeshua will run from Aug. 30- Sept. 5 2012.
According to 3rd Maccabees, Ptolemy IV began registering the Jews on the 25th of Pachon 217 BCE on the Egyptian Calendar (3Macc. 3:38). This was July 7th 217 BC on the Julian calendar and July 3rd 217 BC on the Gregorian calendar. On the Hebrew calendar this was the 28th of Tammuz 3544.
This is very interesting because the 28th of Tammuz seems to be a recurring date for anti-Semitic attacks on the Jewish people:
28 Tammuz 5213 - 1453:
The Church burned 41 Jews at the stake in Breslau, Germany, Hy"d, and then expelled the remaining Jews.
28 Tammuz - 1571:
The ghetto in Florence, Italy was established.
28 Tammuz 5476 - July 18, 1716:
The Jews of Brussels, Belgium were given notice of expulsion.
28 Tammuz 5595 - July 25, 1835:
Arabs rampaged against Jews in Chevron / Hebron, Hy"d.
28 Tammuz 5638 - July 29, 1878:
German elections resulted in the reactionary element having a dominant voice in the Reichstag. This date is considered the birthday of modern German anti-Semitism.
28 Tammuz 5682 - July 24, 1922:
The League of Nations confirmed Britain’s mandate to administer Palestine, territory, taken from the Ottoman Empire following World War I. The Mandate charged Britain with securing the establishment of the Jewish national home, and safeguarding the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of Palestine. Just a few months later, Britain decided to lop off 77% of the land and use it to establish the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan (today called Jordan). In ensuing years, Jewish immigration to Palestine created much Arab resentment, and the British responded by placing strict limitations on Jewish immigration. This policy had lethal consequences for Jews fleeing Hitler's ovens. When the British continued to placate the Arabs, for example by restricting Jewish land purchases, a revolt was organized by Zionist groups. By 1948 this pressure had forced the British out of Palestine, clearing the way for an independent State of Israel.
28 Tammuz 5702 - July 13, 1942:
The Nazis killed 5,000 Jews in Rovno, Polish Ukraine, Hy"d.
Now we also know that the 28th of Tammuz was the day that Ptolemy began registering the Jews in Egypt with the intention of killing every last one of us. Chag Yeshua celebrates our salvation!
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