On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

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“Christopher Columbus was originally going to sail on August 2, 1492, a day that happened to coincide with the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av, marking the destruction of the First and Second Holy Temples of Jerusalem. He postponed this original sail date by one day to avoid embarking on the holiday, which would have been considered by Jews to be an unlucky day to set sail. (Coincidentally or significantly, the day he set forth was the very day that Jews were, by law, given the choice of converting, leaving Spain, or being killed.)

IND112775 Christopher Columbus at the gates of the monastery of Santa Maria de la Rabida with his son Diego, giving bread and water, 1858 (oil on canvas) by Mercade y Fabregas, Benito (1821-97) oil on canvas Prado, Madrid, Spain Index Spanish, out of copyright IND112775 Christopher Columbus at the gates of the monastery of Santa Maria de la Rabida with his son Diego, giving bread and water, 1858 (oil on canvas) by Mercade y Fabregas, Benito (1821-97)
oil on canvas
Prado, Madrid, Spain
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Spanish, out of copyright

“Everybody knows the story of Columbus, right? He was an Italian explorer from…

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