9th Av Traditions

9th Av Traditions

Being the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, Tisha B’Av is commemorated with many of the traditions observed during the period of mourning for a loved a one. Many of the customs are observed form the evening of Tisha B’Av until the end of the day (25 hours later). The purpose is to bring an

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History: Tisha B’Av

History: Tisha B’Av

The 9th day of Av (Tisha B’Av) is a day of national Jewish mourning as it is also the anniversary of some of the of most tragic events to befall our people. Below is a list of major tragedies that occurred or began on this date. 1312 BCE – After the exodus from Egypt the

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The Scroll of Megilat Eicha

The Scroll of Megilat Eicha

The Megilat Eicha was written by the profit Jeremiah after the destruction of the First Temple on Jerusalem (586 BCE). We provide you with a very brief synopsis and a link to the full text below. Chapter 1Jeremiah describes the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of the people – the sorrow, the betrayal, the

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When Jew Fights Jew

When Jew Fights Jew

Rabbi and Rebbetzin Shmerling co-present a tragic series of historical events and tragedies that emerged from Jews fighting against themselves. The lessons are powerful and the historical narratives compelling.  This talk was presented on Tisha B’Av, a date set aside for recalling tragedy on a national level for the purposes of asking ourselves why and

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9 Av History Talks

9 Av History Talks

In this talk Rabbi Menachem Wolf explores famous prophecies within the Torah and how they came to play out in future history – from post biblical all the way through to the period of the enlightenment.  This talk was recorded on Tisha B’Av for an online audience.

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In Depth

Shavuot in Depth

This three part series is a quick dive into Shavuot, its history, messages and traditions. Part 1: The History of The Festival In this episode Rabbi Menachem Wolf gives a detailed overview and history of Shavuot. He incorporates a number of Midrahsic and other commentaries to provide context to this fascinating story. Part 2: The

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Laibl For Site

60 Seconds With Laibl – Shavuot Edition

Rabbi Laibl Wolf has a unique ability to capture big and powerful ideas in 60 seconds. We have collated the 60 second ideas which have a relevance to the festival of Shavuot. They were recorded at different points over the years but their messages remain as current as ever. Transformation -Shavuot It’s been almost seven

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History Of Shavuot

The History of Shavuot

By Rabbi Menachem Wolf Shavuot is the festival celebrating the giving and receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai 3,300+ years ago. For background, 3,500+ years ago the children of Jacob (the ancestral origins of the twelve tribes) went down to live I Egypt after the reconnection and reconciliation with their brother Josef. For the

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Yizkor

Yizkor

Shavuot is one of the four days a year that we recite the Yizkor memorial prayers for loved ones. We invite anyone who wishes to participate to join us for Yizkor and should you wish to make a Tzedakah contribution for the elevation of the soul/s of loved ones please consider doing so via our

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Book Of Ruth

The Book of Ruth

This edition of the story of Ruth has been sourced from www.Chabad.org it does not include commentary and errs to a more literal translation of the Biblical text Ruth was a Moabite princess of very fine character, who became the great-grandmother of King David. She was dissatisfied with the idol-worship of her own people, and

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Traditions Explained

Shavuot Traditions Explained

Shavuot has a number of unique traditions that tie into its origins and meaning. This article covers the traditions of: Staying up all nightEating dairyIce Cream PartiesBringing plants into homes and shulsReading the book Ruth  Staying up all night: The Midrash tells us that the Jewish people slept in on the morning of the 10

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Shavuot Candle Lighting 2022

Candle Lighting

Lighting the candles of Shabbat and Yom Tov (festivals) is a part of ushering in the energy of those sacred moments into one’s home. The specific times of lighting correspond to the sun’s setting and stars emerging in the night sky – both of these are significant shifts in the energy of the day and

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Alternate Virtual Yizkor

Virtual Yizkor Board

Jakow ben Zwi Avraham Yaakov ben David Ronny Osher Nathan Maurice Berkman Bessie Shirley Berkman Yaron ben Beryl David Shalom ben Avraham Chaya Batia bat Hershel Chaya bat Cheryl Ahava bat Cheryl Lev Yaakov ben Yehuda Baruch Malka bat Yentle Malka bat Anna Chaim ben Jaacov Reivein Nochem ben Yeshia Zalman ben Avraham Sarah bat

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