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Give a Little Bit …

Give a Little Bit …

One doesn’t usually think of the rock group Supertramp when studying Mishna … but maybe we should.  Towards that end, maybe you’d like to play this song in the background as you read the below post. The Mishna in question is the very first to appear in the Tractate of Shabbat, while the topic in question is the halacha relating to carrying…

Joy in Judaism

Joy in Judaism

Essential to Judaism – and to Shir Hadash – is the concept of joy.  For that reason, I thought it might be of some value to share a few ‘sources’ about this value, and thereby elevate it from a vague concept to which one might be prepared to gives lip service to a more concrete, and more urgent characteristic to…

Here’s what to know about Tisha B’av

Here’s what to know about Tisha B’av

From our friends at Chabad: 18 Tisha B’Av Facts Every Jew Should Know By Menachem Posner 1. Tisha B’Av Is the Saddest Day of the Jewish Calendar Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av (Aug. 10-11, 2019), is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. Referred to by the prophet as “the fourth [month] fast,”1 it is second in severity only to Yom Kippur,…

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