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What Rosh Chodesh is and how to celebrate

Shabbos Chazon: Profits and Prophets – Menachem Av 5779

There are few more blazing passages in the whole of religious literature than the first chapter of the book of Isaiah, the great “vision,” chazon, that gives its name to the Shabbat before Tisha B’Av, the saddest day of the Jewish year.

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Eichah – The Book of Lamentations – Menachem Av 5779

The Book of Eichah is read on Tisha B'Av. Join Chabad.org’s presenters for classes that examine the text, context, message, and meaning of the Book of Eichah

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The Hebrew Month of Tammuz – Tammuz 5779

Tammuz (Tamuz) is the fourth of the 12 months of the Jewish calendar, counting from Nisan. The month of Tammuz begins the “season” of the summer. The three months of this season are Tammuz, Av and Elul. In it is 3rd Tammuz, yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, 12th-13th Tammuz, the day when the Freidike Rebbe was released from prison and also 17th Tammuz which marks the beginning of the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem

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3 Tammuz: Anniversary of the Passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe – Tammuz 5779

The Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—passed away on the third day of the Jewish month of Tammuz in the year 5754 from creation (June 12, 1994).

Traditionally, this is a day for reflection, learning, prayer, re-commitment and, above all, positive action.
This year 3rd Tammuz is observed on Shabbos, Jul 6,2019

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The Three Weeks

The Three Weeks is an annual mourning period that falls out in the summer. This is when we mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple and our launch into a still-ongoing exile. With an eye to the future, we also learn about the Third Temple, which is yet to be built.

The period begins on the 17th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, a fast day that marks the day when the walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Romans in 69 CE.

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The Three Tzaddikim of Shavu’os – Sivan 5779

The Lubavitcher Rebbe taught there are three souls of tzaddikim (“righteous people”) who are directly related to the holiday of Shavuot. Shavuot, the holiday of the giving of the Torah to Israel is obviously the holiday of Moses, who brought the Torah to the People of Israel. Shavuot is also the anniversary of the passing of both King David and the Ba’al Shem Tov (who was a reincarnation of King David)

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Shavuos Insights – Sivan 5779

A Dvar Torah For Every Aspect of Shavuot

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The Jewish Month of Sivan – Sivan 5779

Sivan is the third month on the Jewish calendar counting from Nissan. Rosh Chodesh Sivan is distinguished as the day on which the Jewish people arrived and camped before Mount Sinai.

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The Practical Applications of Infinity – Iyar 5779

Lag B'Omer Insights: Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai and the essence of Jewish mysticism - by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

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Resources for the Month of Iyar – Iyar 5779

Find out the inner teachings of what the month of Iyar represents

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