This Shabbat occurs right before the 9th of Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. On that day, the First Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians some 2,500 years ago and the Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans close to 2,000 years ago. Throughout Jewish history, this day has been marked by suffering and anti-Semitism. On the 9th of Av, we fast and pray, we remember our terrible history and ask God to bring the Messiah and rebuild the Temple as quickly as possible. Help rebuild the Land by planting your very own tree.
Good Morning, Rabbi Tuly, I lived in Jaffa and area for a few years and that was a photo from the port. I used to hang out there and also, went out on the fishing boats. These beautiful photos of Israel always bless me. Thank you for your blessed 365 ministry. Am Yisreal Chai, Diane, sunny Arizona, USA
Praise God, every day I enjoy the inspiring messages and am touched and blessed. Papua New Guinea stands with Israel for we are serving the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.- Trisa Moka