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.
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
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
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
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.
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)
A Dvar Torah For Every Aspect of Shavuot
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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