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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Halachic Times (Zmanim)
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Jewish History

Seven months after the beginning of the Great Flood, and 17 days after the waters covering the earth began to subside, the Ark sheltering Noah, his family, and members of all animal species came to rest on the (still submerged) summit of Mount Ararat.

Links:
A Chronology of the Flood
The Torah's account of the Flood, with commentary (Parshat Noach)
More on The Flood

The Hasmonean fighters recaptured Migdal Tzur from the Greek enemy and proclaimed this day a holiday (Talmud, Megilat Taanit).

Link: The Macabees

Daily Thought

This is meditation:

Once you have thoroughly learned a teaching and organized the ideas in your mind, try to visualize it as clearly as you can.

Once you have that visualization, try to feel the essential life of the teaching.

If your mind is completely focused, then the teaching will move you until you are no longer the same self, and your day is no longer the same day.

Then it has become yours.