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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Halachic Times (Zmanim)
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Jewish History

The 20th of Sivan is the anniversary of the first blood libel in France. On this date in 1171, tens of Jewish men and women were burned alive in the French town of Blois on the infamous accusation that Jews used to the blood of Christian children in the preparation of matzot for Passover. For a detailed account see link below.

Links:
The Martyrs of Blois
Blood Libel

Daily Thought

Of everything G‑d created in His world, not one thing was created without purpose. —Talmud, Shabbat 77b

For every being, there is a world, different from the world of every other being. For what is a world? It is those things of which any single being is aware.

So that whether it be a human being like yourself, a cow on a farm or a leaf on a tree, it knows only of its Creator, itself, and whatever is essential to its purpose. And that is its world.

And in the world of each one of us, all that exists and all that occurs is that which is essential for us to complete our purpose—to fix up this world.

For G‑d does not create anything without purpose.

Reshimot, no. 44.