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Each verse starts with another letter of the Hebrew Alphabet--except for nun.
Parshah (Weekly Torah)
What is the correlation between the Sabbatical Year and Mount Sinai?

G‑d is not understandable.

But G‑d ponders Himself.

And this mode of pondering Himself He gave to us, dressed in many stories and rituals and ways of life.

Dressed in those clothes, we unite with G‑d in His pondering of Himself.

Maamar Gal Enai 5737.

The last stronghold of Jewish resistance during the 1st-century revolt against the Romans.
Jewish Quizzes
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The city's Jewish history is almost as old as the Jewish people.
Jewish News
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A car accident prevented Rochel from becoming pregnant. When she finally became a mother, one of her twins died in infancy. Hear how she grew stronger and closer to G-d through the experience.
Contemporary Voices
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Observing the 72nd anniversary of his passing on 13 Iyar.
Jewish News
Rabbi Isaac and Chaya Abelsky establish new Chabad center in the mountains of Colorado
Parshah (Weekly Torah)
Life Lessons From the Parshah - Behar
Our sages have said, "Words which come from the heart, enter the heart." It therefore follows that if you have failed to have a positive influence on your fellow, the fault lies not with him or her, but with yourself. Had you truly been sincere, your words would certainly have been effective.
– Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch (Hayom Yom, Iyar 26)
Roman Garrison Defeated (66)
Following the theft of silver from the Holy Temple in Jerusalem on the 17th of Iyar of the year 3826 f... Read More »
Passing of "Noda B'Yehudah" (1793)
The 17th of Iyar marks the passing of Rabbi Yechezkel Landau (1713-1793), author of the Talmudic-Halac... Read More »
The mournful paragraph of Tzidkatecha Tzedek is omitted from the afternoon prayers.
In preparation for the festival of Shavuot, we study one of the six chapters of the Talmud's Ethics of... Read More »
Tomorrow is the thirty-third day of the Omer Count. Since, on the Jewish calendar, the day begins at n... Read More »
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