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Ki Tavo 5775
Vol. 11 No. 50, 15 - 21 Elul, 5775 / August 30 - September 5, 2015
A note from the staff of Kabbalah Online in Tzefat
Special Chai Elul issue
The 18th day of Elul, which starts a 12-day countdown till Rosh Hashana (see articles 3-5), is also the anniversary of:
the birth of the Baal Shem Tov (lead article)
and birth of the Baal HaTanya (article 3),
and the yahrzeit of the Maharal of Prague (article 2),
as well as the date on which the Besh"t revealed the Chasidic movement, in 1734
The story (final article) connects the two birthday giants.
Readers, Friends, Supporters -- the whole MIX:
Wishing you healthy, prosperous, inspirational 577

to former Ascent-of-Safed madricha and receptionist, Nechama Goldzweig,
on her marriage this week (Tues. Sept. 1) to Bentzi Brandler
May they establish a blessed Jewish home for the generations.
  Chai Elul
Elul 18: Baal Shem Tov Day

The birthday of the 'Besht' is a time to learn his teachings
 Maharal of Prague
2:5 The Strength of the Community Social Unit

Why and how you should not separate from the community
 Baal HaTanya
Eyes on the Land

The Land of Israel is known as "the land of G-d's desire"
 Weekly Torah Reading
Sadness, Joy, Descent, and Ascent

To fully serve G-d, we must celebrate the blessing in everything.
Teshuva and the Final Solution

G-d alone has the power to judge the Jewish nation.
On Language

The Written and Oral Torah evoke different aspects of holiness
 Mystic Story
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

The Baal Shem Tov consoles a Russian general.