Meet Bassie Shemtov, Founder of The Friendship Circle
What connection is there between Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi and Napoleon Bonaparte? These two figures, whose lives seem so far removed from one another, lived during the same era. In fact, the clash between them was perhaps the real war that took place behind the scenes of the French Revolution
Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon was one of the towering figures in the history of the Jewish people. Of him it was said, "From Moshe (Moses) to Moshe (the son of Maimon) there arose none like Moshe." Among the Jewish people, he is known as the Rambam, an acronym for Rabbi Moshe ben (son of) Maimon (RaMBaM). He passed away on 20th Teves.
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Tevet is the 10th month on the Jewish calendar, counting from Nissan. Its name, which is mentioned in the book of Esther, was acquired in Babylonia, and shares a root with the Hebrew word tov, meaning “good.”
“When everyone else has given up on you, it’s hard not to give up on yourself.” Struggling with learning disabilities and battling bullying - like horrible mean nicknames and being called “retard” - Ben discovered early on that kids can be cruel to children with differences like autism. With no friends and no future in sight, he cried himself to sleep at night, even contemplating suicide. But then he had a revelation which changed everything.
The Rambam's yahrzeit is 20 Teves. The most renowned of the Jewish medieval scholars, Maimonides indelibly changed the face of Judaism. Read about his scholarship and achievements, and the modern-day global campaign to incorporate his teachings into every Jew’s daily study schedule.
6 different aspects of what can be learned from the 10th of Teves
Learn the mystical dimension of the Jewish month embedded in its Hebrew name, mazal, tribe, attribute and more. The Hebrew zodiac for Tevet is ‘gedi’ (goat) aka Capricorn. With Rabbi Aaron L Raskin
Fresh from America in 2010, I was a program coordinator for New York University Abu Dhabi. My title meant nothing.