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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Halachic Times (Zmanim)
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Jewish History

On this day, Ezra the Scribe went up to the Holy Temple and fasted, prayed, and cried in public. While he prayed and confessed, weeping and prostrating himself in front of the Temple, a large assemblage of men, women, and children gathered around him.

At that time, all of the assembled priests and Israelites swore to send away their non-Jewish wives. Ezra then issued a proclamation that all Jews residing in Israel should assemble in three days' time in Jerusalem (see Today in Jewish History for the 20th of Kislev).

Links: Ezra - Chapter 9; Ezra - Chapter 10.

Daily Thought

It’s a paradox: The greatest revelations are to be found not in meditation, study and prayer, but in the mundane world

—but only if you would rather be meditating, studying and praying.