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Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yisrael Zev Mintzberg, the leader of chassidic Jews in Jerusalem's Old City during the Israeli War of Independence. When the Arab Legion placed a siege on the Old City, Rabbi Mintzberg negotiated a cease-fire with the Jordanians to allow the civilians to leave.

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