When Aharon (Moses’s brother and high priest) died, Sichon thought he would be able to attack Israel. Why did Sichon think he would be able to attack Israel? Because when Aharon died, the clouds of glory departed from Israel.

Rosh Hashana Chapter 1

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20 February in History

In 1442, Pope Martin V (1417-31) issued a Bull (a formal proclamation issued by the pope) reminding Christians that Christianity was derived from Judaism and warned the Friars not to incite against the Jews. The Bull was withdrawn the following year alleging that the Jews of Rome attained the Bull by fraud.

16 Adar in History

Today marks the passing of Rav Yitzchak Friedman of Boyan, founder of the Boyaner Chasidim, author of Pachad Yitzchak (1849-1917). He was the third son of Rav Avraham Yaakov of Sadigora, the son of Rav Yisrael of Rizhin.