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Had the Temple not been initially constructed with the knowledge of, and the provision for, what was to happen on the ninth of Av, no mortal could have moved a single stone from its place.
Jewish Tales from the Past
The innkeeper lived modestly, but he offered his guests his best rooms and did everything he could to make their stay comfortable.
Jewish News
A seasoned educator helps kids make sense of the abstract

At every turn, He engineers yet another opportunity for you to heal His world, to bring out its beauty, to reveal His innermost wisdom hidden within.

To unveil, perhaps with just a single act, the world of His innermost desire.

Hayom Yom 21 Iyar.

Torah & Science
Some claim that eclipses are a bad omen of things to come. What is the Jewish perspective on eclipses?
Jewish News
Centers along its path to offer a Jewish perspective on the spectacle in the sky
Parshat Matot-Massei
Jewish News
They surpassed a goal of 1,000 in honor of the 50th year of the Rebbe’s campaign
Jewish News
A mother hides with her five children while her husband and father-in-law are slain
Something Spiritual on Parshat Massei
Jewish News
With an eye to the future, Yuli Edelstein relives his story of religious persecution in Russia
The Jewish Woman
I let too many people who had once helped me become strangers.
Lifecycle Events
Before you criticize, ask yourself if it really matters in the long run. Are you better off letting things slide?
Jewish News
Fostering a sense of community and connection among the borough’s newest denizens
One who causes his fellow to sin is worse than one who kills him
– Midrash Rabbah, Bamidbar 21:5
Passing of Aaron (1274 BCE)
Aaron the first High Priest, brother of Moses and Miriam, passed away at age 123 on the 1st of Av of... Read More »
Ezra and Followers Arrive in Israel (348 BCE)
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 »
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