Category: The Three Weeks

Tishah B’av

The 9th of Av is the anniversary of the most horrific episodes in Jewish history. Both Temples were burned on this day. The expulsion of the Jews of Spain occurred on this day. Germany began WWI on August 1, 1914 – which fell out on Tisha B’av. The Final Solution (ideas of for killing Jews …

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CHODESH AV

This is a time of heavy mourning, even though thousands of years have passed since the destruction of both Temples. If this seems remote, then it is time to relate the story of Napoleon. One day, Napoleon was out and about exploring his vast kingdom. Suddenly, he heard lamenting and wailing. The great conqueror followed …

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SHIVA ASAR B’TAMUZ

The Zohar states that the months of Tamuz and Av are times of grave danger for the Jewish nation. These months are times when evil has an opportunity to reign in the world. Harmful forces gain the upper hand and can roam the world and cause damage. The 17th day of Tamuz is one of …

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