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Jul 17, 2018
"A shy person cannot learn." – Pirkei Avot, 2:6 It's important to ask questions. Asking questions helps you learn and grown and understand. #jinspire #projectinspire #quotes #inspiration #9days #foodforthought #torah #israel #jews #learning
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Jul 16, 2018
Last night, Jinspire of Rockland hosted their 4th Wine and Wisdom event. They had a beautiful crowd with the topic relating to the 9 days. Rabbi Lam facilitated and the women broke up into partners reading and discussing ‘Israel:There’s No Place Like Home’. Thank you Mrs. Lisa Weber for hosting. #jinpsire #projectinspire #wineandwisdom #rabbilam #jews #9days #mourning #tishabav #jinspirerockland #inspire #inspiration #torah
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Jul 13, 2018
THE NINE DAYS The period commencing with Rosh Chodesh Av is called the "Nine Days." During this time, a stricter level of mourning is observed. There are some additional Laws that we adhere to during that time. (1) We avoid purchasing any items that bring great joy. (2) We suspend home improvements, or the planting of trees and flowers. (3) We avoid litigation with non-Jews, since fortune is inauspicious at this time. (4) We abstain from the consumption of meat (including poultry) and wine. (On Shabbat, meat and wine are permitted.) (5) We refrain from wearing newly laundered garments, or laundering any clothes. If the "freshness" has been taken out of a garment prior to the Nine Days, it may be worn. Fresh clothes may be worn for Shabbat. The clothing of small children, which gets soiled frequently, may be laundered during the Nine Days. (6) We do not bathe for pleasure. It is permitted to bathe in order to remove dirt or perspiration, or for medical reasons. This may be done only in cool water. Adapted from aish.com. #projectinspire #jinspire #inspiration #inspire #torah #jews #tishabav #tishabav2018 #mourning #israel
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Jul 13, 2018
We are now entering the month of Av. By every measure the Jewish month of Av is tragically unique, one in which the worst disasters in our history took place. This is the day in which both Temples were destroyed, the Spanish expulsion of the Jews took place, and World War One, the "parent" of World War Two, broke out. However, The Talmud tells us that the Messiah will be born on the 9th of Av. What this tells us is that the same covenant that promises suffering, promises redemption We must also not allow ourselves to forget who we are, and why we have survived. We are God's people with a mission to fulfill Abraham's covenant. The fact that we are here at all in the 21st century, that we have not forgotten who we are, and that we are committed to continuing to live out our covenant is nothing less than a miracle. Rosh Chodesh Avis on Friday July 13th. Wishing you a Chodesh Tov. May this Av bring us joy, fulfillment, and consolation. adapted from aish.com #projectinspire #jinspire #roshchodesh #av #tishabav #tishabav2018 #galus #jews #jewish #holiday #inspire

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