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Elul 18: (“the 18th of the month of Elul”); chassidic festival marking the birthday of the Baal Shem Tov (1698) and the Alter Rebbe (1745)
The Birthday of the Two Great Luminaries The Eighteenth of the month of Elul is “the birthday of the two great luminaries” The Previous Rebbe (Sefer HaSichos 5703, p. 142), quoting his father, the Rebbe Rashab. — the Baal Shem Tov (R. Yisrael ben R. Eliez...
The Torah portion of Savo begins by saying:Devarim 26:1-2. “When you come (savo) to the land that G-d your L-rd is giving you as a heritage, occupying and settling it, you shall take of the first fruits….” Thus, the opening words “When you come to the lan...
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