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1273 BCE Passing of Aaron
Aaron the first High Priest, brother of Moses and Miriam, passed away at age 123 on the 1st of Av of... Read More »
348 BCE Ezra and Followers Arrive in Israel
Following their long journey from Babylon (see Jewish history for the 12th of Nissan), Ezra and his... Read More »
Today is Rosh Chodesh--"Head of the Month"--for the Hebrew month of "Av" (also called "Menachem Av")... Read More »
"When Av begins, we diminish [our] rejoicing" (Talmud, Taanit 26b). On the 1st of Av, "The Three... Read More »
Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch once met a watercarrier carrying full buckets and remarked: "When one encounters water there is an appropriate maxim of the Baal Shem Tov that one should say, namely: 'When encountering water one should say that the Baal Shem says that it is a sign of blessing'"
– Hayom Yom, Tevet 21
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