Following the Jewish nation's crossing of the Jordan into the land of Canaan (see entry for "Nissan 10"), and in preparation for the bringing of the Passover Offering, all the men were circumcised under the guidance of Joshua.
Due to the weather conditions in the desert which were not conducive for the healing of wounds, throughout the forty year desert sojourn only the Tribe of Levi circumcised their sons.
Established in 1978 by a joint Congressional resolution,
Education Day U.S.A. focuses on the very foundation of meaningful education:
instructing our youth in the ways of morality and ethics, and teaching them an
appreciation for divine inviolable values.