My God, before I was created I had not been worthy to be created; and now when created, I am the same as before.

I am earth during my life, and so much the more when I will be dead.

I am entirely before You as a vessel full of disgrace and shame.

May it be Your will that I may not sin more; and my sins until now may You in Your great mercy wipe off, but not by means of suffering.

Yoma Chapter 8


In 1254, birthdate of Marco Polo. Marco Polo told of meeting Chinese Jews in his 1286 journey to China.

Birthday and Yahrtzeit of Zevulun son of Yaakov Avinu in 1450 BCE. It is also the birthday of Dina daughter of Yaakov.