This Day, October 11, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin

OCTOBER 111138: Massive earthquake strikes Aleppo, Syria.  According to tradition, the Jewish community traces its origins back to the time of King David.  This is based on the description of the conquest of the city by Joab found in the Book of Samuel. Tovább »

This Day, October 11, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin

1138: Massive earthquake strikes Aleppo, Syria.According to tradition, the Jewish community traces its origins back to the time of King David.This is based on the description of the conquest of the city by Joab found in the Book of Samuel.The Great Synagogue, the most famous Jewish edifice in the city was originally built in the fifth century of the Common Era.