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Simchah Is A Mitzvah

By Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple There is a well known idea of “simchah shel mitzvah”, “the joy of the mitzvah”. It tells us that when we do a mitzvah we should enjoy what we’re doing. To perform a mitzvah with a sour face, even to carry out the mitzvah perfunctorily, might have its value, but it…

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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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