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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Halachic Times (Zmanim)
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Jewish History

On July 15, 1834, the Office of the Spanish Inquisition was abolished by the Queen Mother Maria Christina, after nearly three and a half centuries. However, the right of public worship (including permission to mark places of worship and advertise religious services) was not granted to the Jews until 1967.

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The Inquisition

Having become a virtual vassal of Spain, the Republic of Genoa expelled the Jews at the behest of their Spanish overlords.

Daily Thought

A young biologist was working at NASA on a project to find life on Mars. He asked the Rebbe, “Is this okay? Some religions say we shouldn’t search. After all, the Bible doesn’t say anything about life on Mars.”

The Rebbe replied, “Professor Greene, you should look for life on Mars. And if you don’t find it there, you should look elsewhere. Because for you to sit here and say that G‑d didn’t create life elsewhere is to put limits on G‑d, and no one can do that.”