Faith in its purity is through rejection of all vanity and wickedness.

Rav Avraham Yitschak HaKohen Kook


22 December in History

In 1696, today is the birthdate of James Oglethorpe, founder of the colony of Georgia. In July, 1733, a month after Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe, forty Sephardic Jews arrived in Savannah.  A year later German Jews arrived in the colony.” The trustees of the colony wanted to discourage the Jewish settlement.

15 Tevet in History

Today marks the passing of the Amora Mashrisha.  He was the student of Rava and lived in the fourth generation of the Amoraim.  On many occasions, he is reported as having conversed with Rava on matters of Jewish law, and many statements of Rava were taught by Mashrisha.