It was said that Shammai the Elder used to eat all days for the honor of Sabbath. When he found a good animal, he used to say, “This one will be for Sabbath. But when he found a better one, he ate the former, and left the better one for Sabbath.”

Beitzah Chapter 2


25 January in History

In 1944, Hans Frank, governor-general of Occupied Poland, notes in his diary that approximately 100,000 Jews remain in the region under his control, down by 3,400,000 from the end of 1941.

20 Shevat in Histroy

Asher, the son of Jacob, was born on the 20th of Shevat of the year 2199 from creation (1562 BCE). According to some accounts, this is also the date of his passing.