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.
The life of Sarah was one hundred years and twenty years and seven years, the years of the life of Sarah. (Genesis 23:1)
All of them were equally good.—Rashi.
In which direction does your life move?
To wherever you have placed its arrow.
If the arrow points forever backward, to blame the present on the past and script the future accordingly, then what is to make life worth its pain, the story worth its struggle?
But if the arrow points forward to an unfolding destiny, then every pain becomes the cracking of a shell, every travail the shedding of a cocoon; as an olive releasing its oil to the press, a seedling breaking its path to rock and soil to reach the sun. What is the pain relative to the promise it holds?
And so Sarah looked back after 127 years, and all her days, even the darkest, the weariest, even those when she was held a prisoner in the depths of evil of Pharaoh’s palace—all were good and filled with beauty.