R. Joshua b. Levi said, it is written [Deut. iv. 44]: “This is the law which Moses set (in Hebrew, sam, which literally means medicine).” If he has merited, it becomes to him a medicine of life; if not, it becomes to him a poison.

Yoma Chapter 7

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25 July in History

Three tankers carrying more than 1600 Jews from the Italian-held island of Rhodes stop at the island of Kos, where 94 additional Jews are forced aboard.

14 Av in History

Rav Yitzchak Friedman, the Bohusher Rebbe (1903-1992). Born in Spikov, Russia to his father Rav Shalom Yosef.

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