e-Newsletter Shabbos Nachamu - Parshas Vaeschanan

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The Shabbat after the Ninth of Av is called Shabbat Nachamu ("Shabbat of Consolation") after the opening words of the day's reading from the prophets ("haftara"). This is the first of the series of readings known as "The Seven of Consolation" read in the seven weeks from the Ninth of Av to Rosh Hashanah. 

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Living with the Times:
Inspiration and relevant messages from the weekly Torah portion

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The Power of Prayer:

An in depth journey through the daily morning prayers exploring their origins, history and meaning.

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Parsha and Pandemic:

Insights from the weekly parsha and how to relate them to our daily lives, especially during these unprecedented challenging times.

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A thought for the week

This week we observe the fast of Tisha B’av, commemorating the destruction of the two Holy Temples in Jerusalem. It has been a day of collective mourning for the Jewish people for centuries, as we pray for the return of Jewish glory to the holy city of Jerusalem and the Jewish people.

The Talmud says that on the day that the Temple was destroyed, Moshiach - the redeemer of the Jewish people - was born. Every generation has an individual that can potentially be the Moshaich, and that year a child was born who could have been the one.

This serves as an important reminder that even when things are looking down for us—individually or collectively—we are guaranteed that G-d already has a solution in the making. He always prepares the “remedy” before the “illness.”

May this be the last time we observe Tisha B’av as a day of mourning; from now on it should be celebrated as the beginning of Redemption!

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Tisha B'Av Fast Day
Why Is Tisha B'Av Afternoon Less Mournful?
Why are mourning practices be suspended in the afternoon, the very time the Holy Temple was actually set on fire?
Hear the Oneness
G‑d is the one truth that pervades all existence and we, in turn, must create that oneness within our hearts.
Confessions of a ‘Highly Sensitive’ Chabad Rebbetzin
While my day-to-day involvement in Chabad activities and programs has waxed and waned depending on what my children were up at that particular period of time (think colicky babies), there is one area that I never wanted to cut back on: the time I invested in personal relationships with community members.
A Whale of a Challenge
Put in the proper perspective, even a whale of a challenge can be nothing at all. (Parsha Perks | Ve’etchanan | with Dr Michael Chighel)
Chabad-Lubavitch News from Around the World
North America
Kosher-Food Supplies in South Texas at Risk in Hurricane’s Wake
North America
Philadelphia Synagogue Makes Room for Community Mikvah
Former Soviet Union
Discovering the Real Resting Place of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok of Berdichev
Holiday Watch
Preparing for Tisha B’Av During a World Pandemic

Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting (Va'etchanan):
Friday, Jul. 31
7:37 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Aug. 1
8:38 pm
Torah Portion: Va'etchanan

Pirkei Avos: Chapter 3

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Quote of the Day
G-d's words to Adam, "Where are you?" (Genesis 3:9) is G-d's call to every man, every moment of time. Where are you in the world? -- G-d calls -- What have you accomplished? You have been allotted a certain number of days, hours, and minutes in which to fulfill your mission in life. You have lived so many years and so many days, hours and minutes. Where are you? What have you achieved?
— Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi

Parshat Va'etchanan

Moses tells the people of Israel how he implored G‑d to allow him to enter the Land of Israel, but G‑d refused, instructing him instead to ascend a mountain and see the Promised Land.

Continuing his “review of the Torah,” Moses describes the Exodus from Egypt and the Giving of the Torah, declaring them unprecedented events in human history. “Has there ever occurred this great thing, or has the likes of it ever been heard? Did ever a people hear the voice of G‑d speaking out of the midst of the fire . . . and live? . . . You were shown, to know, that the L‑rd is G‑d . . . there is none else beside Him.”

Moses predicts that in future generations the people will turn away from G‑d, worship idols, and be exiled from their land and scattered amongst the nations; but from there they will seek G‑d, and return to obey His commandments.

Our Parshah also includes a repetition of the Ten Commandments, and the verses of the Shema, which declare the fundamentals of the Jewish faith: the unity of G‑d (“Hear O Israel: the L‑rd our G‑d, the L‑rd is one”); the mitzvot to love G‑d, to study His Torah, and to bind “these words” as tefillin on our arms and heads, and inscribe them in the mezuzot affixed on the doorposts of our homes.