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Three Weeks, The: the Three Weeks of mourning from the Seventeenth of Tammuz through Tishah B'Av, commemorating the period between the fall of Jerusalem and the Destruction of the Temple
Do good. Don’t wait for others to start. Be an initiator, the others will respond. It’s impossible that they won’t. Some will react sooner; for others, the process will take more time. Ultimately, the heart opens to the heart.
The Torah portion Masei is always read during Bein HaMetzarim on or about Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av, the day of Aharon’s passing. The exact date of his demise is specifically recorded here in Masei,Bamidbar 33:38. although the narrative of Aharon’s passing...
The third verse in the opening chapter of Megillas Eichah,the Book of Lamentations, states: “Yehudah has gone into exile because of suffering and great servitude ... all her pursuers overtook her ‘between the straits’ (bein hametzarim).” Comment our Sages...
Our Rabbis tell usYerushalmi, Taanis 4:5; Pesichta of Eichah Rabbah 23; Koheles Rabbah 12:7; Rashi, Yirmeyahu 1:12. that the twenty-one days of Bein HaMetzarim — the twenty-one days between the Seventeenth of Tammuz and the Ninth of Av — are alluded to in...
The Torah portion of Devarim is always read on the Shabbos preceding the fast of the Ninth of Av, which commemorates the destruction of the first and second Holy Temples. This Shabbos is also known as Shabbos Chazon, the “Shabbos of Vision.” The illustrio...
The Torah portion of Devarim is always read on the Shabbos preceding the fast of the Ninth of Av, which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Holy Temples. This Shabbos is also known as Shabbos Chazon, the “Shabbos of Vision.” The illustrio...
The opening passage of Devarim isinvariably read on the Shabbos that precedes the Ninth of Av, the fast that commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Holy Temples. This Shabbos is known as Shabbos Chazon, because the first word of its Haftorah...
After Napoleon conquered the city of Acre in northern Israel, he walked through the streets of the ancient seaport. Suddenly, his attention was caught by a group of people wailing bitterly. Incensed at the thought that perhaps they were mourning because o...
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