We are now in the final Nine Days (see lead article) when the restrictions of this three-week mourning period for the Holy Temples in Jerusalem intensifies, culminating in Tisha b'Av (articles #2-3), commemorating the destruction of the Holy Temples in Jerusalem.
This week we start the fifth and final book of the "Five Book of Moses." Its name in Hebrew, Devarim, is the same for its lead-off weekly section (articles #4-5).
Monday night is the anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, theAri-zal, the foremost of the many 16th century important Kabbalists who thrived here in our holy city. A translation and explanation of one of his teachings by Rabbi Moshe Wisnefsky, author of "Apples from the Orchard" and co-founder of Ascent=of=Safed, can be found in article #5.
The 6th article is for the 3rd chapter of the 3rd cycle of Pirkei Avot, which many continue to study on Shabbat afternoons throughout the summer, until Rosh Hashana.