THIS WEEK'S CHASSIDIC/KABBALAH STORY
from R. YERACHMIEL TILLES #1228
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"Running-Walking-Waiting to See the King"

Whenever Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Liska signed a letter he always added the words Ohev Yisrael (“one who loves his fellow Jew”). Once, when he was about to append these two words, the pen fell from his hand. He picked it up and tried again, with the same result.

 

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11 Tammuz 5781 - Monday, June 21, 2021

This year the 17th of Tammuz falls on Sunday, July 27. The fast starts before dawn and ends after dark. No eating or drinking. Special services at shul morning and afternoon. The money saved by not eating should go to charity; the time, to Torah-study and mitzvot-performance. This fast day commerates...

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THIS WEEK'S ESSAY FROM RABBI SHAUL YOSEF LEITER
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The mission of the Jewish people in the world, the reason we were created, is to purify and refine physical reality, to bring it closer to holiness. To allow the light to shine in the world, to light up the darkness. The opportunity to do this is there in front of us in every aspect of our lives..

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"Apples from the Orchard"

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