The Mystical Month To Come

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MENACHEM AV 5777 ( July 24 - Aug.22, 2017)

 



Month

Sign

Letter

Tribe

Limb

sense

Sefirah Channel

Permutation of theName

5

Leo

tet

Shimon

left kidney

hearing

chochma to tiferet

K.V.Y.K.

"The Days of Sorrow will become Days of Joy!"


CALENDAR REMINDERS


1 Menachem Av (July 24) -- First day of Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av. Yahrzeit of Aharon, the first High Priest. The beginning of strict mourning for the destruction of the two Temples.

5 Menachem Av (July 28) -- The yahrzeit of the ARI HaKadosh, (Rabbi Yitschak Luria, 1534-1572) among the greatest Kabbalists of all time, leader of the Kabbalists of Tsfat after the death of Rabbi Moshe Cordevero. Beginning of the 19th year in current Ascent building!

6 Menachem Av (July 28-29) -- Shabbat Devarim, called Shabbat Chazon, (Vision) after the first word of the Haftorah, which deals with the destruction of the Temple and the resulting exile. Torah Reading: Deut. 1:1-3:22; Haftorah Isaiah 1:1-27 (third Haftorah of affliction).

9 Menachem Av (July 31-Aug.1) - Fast day of the 9th of Av. Eating and drinking is forbidden from sunset on Monday until Tuesday night. All the laws of mourning observed during "The three weeks" come to an end only at noon of the 10th of Av (Aug.2).

13 Menachem Av (Aug. 4-5) -- Shabbat VaEthChanan, Shabbat Nachamu: the first of the seven Shabbatot of Consolation after the destruction, with prophecies of the future when "G-d's glory will be revealed." Torah Reading: Deut 3:23-7:11; Haftorah Isaiah 40:1-26

15 Menachem Av (Aug.6-7)-- A day of great rejoicing, of which the Sages say: "There were no greater festivals among Jews than the 15th of Av"; "Matchmaking Day". On this date the girls would dress in white and dance in the orchards.

20 Menachem Av (Aug.11-12) -- Shabbat Ekev, Torah Reading: Deut. 7:12-11:25; Haftorah Isaiah 49:14-51:3
Yahrzeit of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Shneerson, a great Kabbalist and father of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

27 Menachem Av (Aug. 18-19) -- Shabbat Re'eh, Shabbat Mevarchim (blessing the coming month). Torah Reading: Deut.11:26-16:17; Haftorah Isaiah 54:11-55:5

30 Menachem Av (Aug. 22) -- First day of Rosh Chodesh Elul and Beginning of Ascent's 34th year!




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MAY YOU HAVE A CONSTRUCTIVE MONTH OF MENACHEM AV!



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