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“Let us make a name for ourselves,” was the motto of the building campaign for the tower of Babel. It was several hundred years after the great biblical flood had laid waste to humanity and the people wanted something grandiose to celebrate. The ten survivors that had emerged from the …

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Ninth of Av: A positive Perspective

July 16, 2006 – 4:01 am | 1,683 views

Past and Future
During the upcoming Hebrew month of Tamuz, Jews around the world will observe a three-week semi mourning period marking the destruction of the ancient Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
It has been close to two thousand years since the destruction of the Temple and every year on this day Jews …

Days of Mourning

July 16, 2006 – 3:54 am | 1,682 views
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A Kind Suffering
The Hebrew word Chessed, kindness, has a numeric value of seventy-two. Kabbalah teaches that the last seventy-two days of the Hebrew calendar year are permeated with Chessed, divine benevolence. This period begins on the seventeenth day of the Hebrew month, Tamuz.

Tishah B’av:The Silver Lining

July 16, 2006 – 3:42 am | 3,576 views
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Asaf’s Perspective
On the ninth day of the Hebrew month Av, we fast and mourn as we mark the destruction of the Bet Hamikdash in the year 69 CE. A story is told of Asaf, a Levite and the choirmaster at the holy temple. He was renowned for his music and …

The Three Weeks: An Overview

November 6, 2005 – 3:22 am | 1,503 views

10 Tevet

There are a
series of fast days that commemorate the destruction of the holy
Temple. The first one falls on the tenth day of the Hebrew month of
Tevet. This fast begins at sunrise and ends at nightfall.

On this day the
Babylonian army laid siege to the holy city of Jerusalem. The siege
lasted …

It’s been Two Thousand Years Can We Still Be In Love?

November 12, 2004 – 3:41 pm | 1,848 views
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On Sunday, the Ninth of Av in the Jewish calendar – we commemorate the destruction of our ancient temple in Jerusalem which was destroyed in the year 69 of the common era. Jewish history is largely comprised of two segments namely, pre and post Temple destruction The first era is …