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August 24, 2016 | 20 Av, 5776
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Va'etchanan - The Shabbat of Consolation

We can also connect this week to the energy of Tu B'av - the 15th of Av (Friday August 19th), considered a day of Love, similar to Valentine's Day. Tu B'av serves as a counter-balance and a high-point which celebrates love and unity and shows us how we can quickly convert the energy of negativity found during the three-week negative period culminating with Tisha B'av, into a period of Light and blessing. ...

by Richard Swerdlow on Aug 15 - 04:08 pm UTC

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Rosh Chodesh Av - Light from Darkness

The month of Av is connected to the astrological sign of Leo and is the only month ruled by the Sun. Av means father and is symbolized by the lion, one of four holy entities along with the bull, eagle and mankind represented on the chariot in Ezekiel's mystical vision of G-d. ...

by Richard Swerdlow on Aug 08 - 03:08 pm UTC

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The Best Challah!

Bake the best - and connect to the spiritual energy of Challah. ...

by Richard Swerdlow on Jun 29 - 07:06 pm UTC

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The concept of “keeping” Shabbat is though out the Torah, but is specifically revealed the three initial times times it is mentioned. We see it in the first portion of the Torah, Bereshit (Genesis 2:1) where we read that following the act of Creation, “G-d rested on the seventh day from all His work, which He had […]