The following are considered incompetent to be witnesses: gamblers with dice, usurers, pigeon breeders, those who deal with the produce of the sabbatic year, and slaves.

Rosh Hashanah Chapter 1


11 April in History

In 1302, a decree was issued ordering the Jews of Barcelona to kneel when meeting a priest with the sacraments.

7 Nisan in History

The Jewish nation mourned for thirty days following the passing of Moses.

On the 7th of Nissan, the first day after the mourning period came to an end, Joshua instructed the Jews to stock up on provisions and prepare themselves to cross the Jordan river and begin the conquest of the Promised Land. This was the first time Joshua addressed the nation, and they unconditionally accepted him as their new leader.

The actual crossing occurred on the 10th of Nissan.