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Was it on the 9th or 17th of Tammuz?
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Here was genuine culture, a living tradition, a way of preparing for Tisha B’Av that I had never experienced before. It was an awakening, a discovery of origins. This is where hotdogs come from

People imagine that since G‑d is not physical, therefore He must be in heaven. But the heavens—and all things spiritual—are just as much creations as the earth. Less dissonant, more harmonious, more lucid—but finite realms nonetheless.

G‑d is not found in a place because it is big enough to contain Him or so magnificent ...

Ethics & Morality
Turn confrontation into friendship
Kosher Cooking
Kasha Varnishkes is a classic Jewish comfort food—an Eastern European Ashkenazi favorite.
Jewish News sits down with the team behind Make Peace: A Strategic Guide to Achieving Peace in the Land of Israel
Jewish History
If we map time, will we see where it’s leading us?
Jewish History
Known as the "Light of the Diaspora,” he was the first major leader of Ashkenazi Jewry.
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Some animals seem to detect illnesses and exhibit strange behaviors before an earthquake.
Jewish History
Learn about the resourcful and brave chassid who worked night and day to extricate the Sixth Rebbe from Soviet imprisonment.
Jewish News
First time Ukraine is honoring a rabbi in such a way
A person's emissary is as the person himself
– Talmud, Berachot 34b
Moses Breaks Tablets (1313 BCE)
The Talmud (Taanit 28b) lists five tragic events in Jewish history that occurred on Tammuz 17, on acco... Read More »
Temple Service Disrupted (423 BCE)
The daily sacrificial offerings (Korban Tamid) in the Holy Temple were discontinued, three weeks befor... Read More »
Jerusalem Walls Breached (69 CE)
The other three national tragedies mourned on Tammuz 17 are connected with the Roman conquest of Jerus... Read More »
Tammuz 17 is a fast day, devoted to mourning the breaching of Jerusalem's walls and the other tragic e... Read More »
The 17th of Tammuz also marks the beginning of The Three Weeks period of mourning which culminates on... Read More »
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