Today is “Mount Gerizim Day”!
Mount Gerizim, 3449 AM: The headquarters of the Samaritans, was destroyed.
Now, what is that?
Well, Today, in the year 3449 AM, Mount Gerizim, The headquarters of the Samaritans, was plowed/ploughed over and seeded with leeks – a symbol of total destruction.
This was done as a reaction, to their plot, to do so to Har Habayis.
They had approached Alexander Macedonian, a.k.a. Alexander the Great, on his visit to Eretz Yisrael, and asked him to sell 5 Kor (a measurement) of Har Habayis, with the intention to destroy it.
Alexander had first agreed but changed his plan after meeting with Shimon Hatzadik.
Source: Megillas Taanis, in Yoma 69a the date given is 25 Teves
𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲?
Present them with the gift of their heritage — their very own family tree!
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