Posts Tagged ‘Hebrew calendar’

Tishah b’Av Shabbat

Weekly Torah Portion – From Sorrow To Joy

Parshat D’varim: Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22; Isaiah 1:1-27. This Shabbat coincides with the 9th of Av on the Hebrew calendar. Known in Hebrew as Tishah b’Av, it is the day on which we annually mark the destruction of both holy temples in Jerusalem by fasting and mourning. This year, however, since it coincides with Shabbat, not only…

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IDF paratrooper Zach Herschfus in the field during a training exercise.

Our Secret Weapon

Zach Herschfus Special to the Jewish News [similar id=45408 type=all] Unity is the strongest force the Jewish people have. I drafted as a Lone Soldier to the Paratroopers Unit of the Israel Defense Forces in March 2017. After months of challenging training, I now participate in patrols and missions that help ensure the safety and…

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