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Thursday, August 6, 2020

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Jewish History

Sir Moses Montefiore was a religious philanthropist who worked tirelessly on behalf of his brethren worldwide, and especially in the Land of Israel. He dispensed large sums toward charitable causes and founded numerous establishments and institutions. Sir Montefiore traveled far and wide to visit Jewish communities and interceded on their behalf before rulers such as Queen Victoria, Czar Alexander the Second, the Ottoman Sultan, and the pope. He lived to the ripe old age of 100, passing away on 16 Menachem Av 5645 (1885).

Read a biography of Sir Montefiore: Sir Moses Montefiore

Daily Thought

A student begins as a sponge or as a funnel:
Either everything is absorbed, indiscriminately
—or everything passes in one ear and out the other.

The first job of a teacher, therefore, is to direct the student and tell him, “Focus on this; this is important. Do not focus on this—this is only the background.”