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Then, Joshua spoke to God, on the day God gave the Emorites to the Children of Israel. He said in plain view of the Children of Israel:
Sun, in Givon, be still.
And the moon, in the valley of Ayalon.
The sun was still,
and the moon stood
while the nation demolished its enemies.

Is it not written in the Book of the Just: The sun stood in the middle of the sky, and did not press on to set for an entire day. There was not a day like it before, or a day after it again, when God listened to the voice of a man, since God was fighting for Israel.

Joshua 10:12-15


15 June in History

In 1888, Crown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II. Ten years after coming to the throne, the Kaiser would visit Jerusalem in 1898 where Herzl tried, and failed, to interest him creating a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

3 Tammuz in History

On the third of Tammuz of the year 2488 from creation (1273 BCE), Joshua was leading the Jewish people in one of the battles to conquer the Land of Israel. Victory was imminent, but darkness was about to fall. “Sun,” proclaimed Joshua, “be still at Giv’on; moon, at the Ayalon valley” (Joshua 10:12). The heavenly bodies acquiesced, halting their progress through the sky until Israel’s armies brought the battle to its successful conclusion.

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