R. Itz’hak taught, “Four things avert the evil decree passed (by God) on man: charity, prayer, change of name, and improvement.

Rosh Hashana Chapter 1

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7 March in History

In 1923,Birthdate of businessman Laurence Tisch, CEO of CBS from 1986 through 1995. Tisch passed away in 2003.

1 Adar in History

The 9th plague to strike the Egyptians for their refusal to release the Children of Israel from slavery — a thick darkness that blanketed the land so that “no man saw his fellow, and no man could move from his place” (Exodus 10:23) — commenced on the 1st of Adar, six weeks before the Exodus in 1313 BCE.