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The manna was referred to as “bread,” “oil,” “honey.” What does this signify?

For the young it was bread, for the old it was oil, and for the children it was honey.

Yoma Chapter 8

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10 August in History

In 70 CE, according to some sources, this is the date on the secular calendar when the Second Temple was destroyed.

30 Av in History

On the last day of Av of the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), Moses carved, by G-d’s command, two stone tablets — each a cube measuring 6x6x6 tefachim (a tefach, “handbreadth”, is approximately 3.2 inches) — to replace the two divinely-made tablets, on which G-d had inscribed the Ten Commandments, which Moses had smashed 42 days earlier upon witnessing Israel’s worship of the Golden Calf.

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