This is the book of the chronicles of man (5:1)

Said Reish Lakish: This comes to teach us that G‑d showed Adam each and every generation of history and its leaders.

-The Talmud, Sanhedrin 38b.

An all-seasons mudhole graced the approach to the humble home of Rabbi Boruch Mordechai Atinga, rabbi of Babroisk. On one occasion, he related its primordial origins:

"You see," he explained, "our sages tell us that Adam, the first man, was shown all the leaders, judges, rabbis, etc., of all time. When he caught a glimpse of Boruch Mordechai, rabbi of Babroisk, he sputtered: "Feh! This too is a rabbi?" The spittle he let fly formed my mudhole, which, as you're surely aware, from the days of Adam has yet to dry out…"