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“Change of name removes the evil decree,” as it is written [Gen. xvii. 15]: “As for Sarai, your wife, you will no longer call her name Sarai, but Sarah will be her name,” and the text continues by saying [ibid. 16]: “Then will I bless her, and give you a son from her.”

Rosh Hashana Chapter 1

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13 March in History

From The Writers Almanac:
On this day in 1943, disillusioned German officers planned to assassinate Hitler. Hitler was to stop at Smolensk on his way to his headquarters and an officer who was not involved in the plot had been commissioned to deliver a package to Hitler’s plane— a package, he was told, contained two bottles of liquor for a friend in Rastenburg. A bomb in the package was timed to go off over Minsk, but the plane reached Rastenburg without the device detonating.

The package was later recovered, and it was found that the detonator was defective.

7 Adar in History

Moses was born in Egypt on the 7th of Adar of the year 2368 from creation (1393 BCE) and passed away on his 120th birthday — Adar 7, 2488 (1273 BCE).

 

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