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Sivan 17

Hasmonean victory, 140 BCE, captured Migdal Tzur, minor holiday

Noah's ark comes to rest, 2105 BCE, Gen 8:4

Synagogue Council of America founded, 1925

Death of R. Eleazer b. David Fleckeles of Prague, 1826, Teshuva me-Ahavah

Death of R. Aaron b. Asher of Karlion, 1872, Beit Aharon

Birth of Herman Goldschmidt, painter and astronomer, Frankfurt, 1802

Birth of Ferdinand Hitzig, Biblical exegete, 1807

Death of Meir Jona, Talmudic author, Svislotsch, 1891