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Kabbalah Online Magazine
Week of Pinchas 5777
Vol. 13 No. 41, 15 - 21 Tamuz, 5777 / July 9 - 15, 2017
A note from the staff of Kabbalah Online in Tzefat
Tuesday, the 17th of Tammuz, is a fast day from sunrise to nightfall.
It commemorates the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem and inaugurates the
Three Weeks period of semi-mourning for the two destroyed Holy Temples in Jerusalem.
Articles #2-3 discuss the spiritual causes of the destruction.

Sunday (today) is the yahrzeit of the holy Ohr HaChayim, the great Kabbalist and sage from Morocco in the mid-1700's (see article 5 from his commentary on the weekly reading).
Dedication
For the soul elevation of Mrs. Ella bat Eliyahu HaLevi Tilles,
whose 21st yahrzeit falls on 22 Tammuz / this coming Saturday night-Sunday, July 16.
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 Three Weeks of Mourning
The Resonance of Jerusalem

Jerusalem is perhaps one of the most quarrelsome and troublesome places in the world, but it is still a city of peace.
 
Out of the Ashes

While mourning for the Temple, it is upon us to transform darkness into light.
The Covenant and the Avenging Sword

The Zohar teaches about the mystical origins of the tragedies of Tisha B'Av.
 First Steps
Beginners Start Here

Beginning Kabbalah
 Weekly Torah Reading
Between Forgiveness and Gift

A priest who has killed is supposedly unfit to perform his priestly duties.
 
Vengeance Redirected

When we act with self-sacrifice, we bring the Redemption closer
 Mystic Story
Chirps of a Bird Prophet

The building echoed to the revelry of a wedding party, but the Baal Shem Tov and his companions spent the night quietly in their room.
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