Rabbeinu Avraham bar Dovid miPosquires (Ra’avad), author of Hasagos on the Rambam and the Rif
Rav Avraham Chaim of Zlotchov, author of Orach LeChaim and P’ri Chaim (1816).
Today in History – 26 Teves
· Jews of Sicily required to wear a special badge, 1369.
· Barcelonagranted the right to exclude Jews for all time, 1424.
· A riot ensued in In Aix-en-Provence when a crowd felt that a Jew who insulted a holy saint received too light a sentence, 1436.
· Phillip II of Spain orders the establishment of the inquisition in the New World, 1569. The first Inquisition Tribunal opened in Mexico five years later.
· Marylandput into effect the “Jew Bill”, 1826, which allowed Jews to hold public office if they believed in Reward and Punishment in the Hereafter.
· Pravda article touched off a wave of virulent anti-Semitism throughout Russia, 1953.
· Submarine Dakar disappeared at sea, 1968.