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Talmud Gittin 55b – 56a: “Kamtza & Bar Kamtza”

The destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans (70 CE) Photo: Temple Institute Jerusalem B”H Last night after Shabbat ended (August 10, 2019), the Jewish world entered Tisha be’Av (9th Av). This particular day of mourning is very much connected to the famous Talmudic teaching of “Kamtza and Bar Kamtza”. The Gemara (Rabbinic discussions) … Continue reading

Chassidut Toldot Aharon / Chassidut Toldot Avraham Yitzchak

Toldot Avraham Yitzchak Rebbe underwent heart surgery

B”H The popular Toldot Avraham Yitzchak Rebbe, Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Kahn, underwent heart surgery at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital yesterday. The Rebbe was about to leave for his annual summer vacation in Europe but had to delay his trip.  His Chassidim as well as his younger brother, the Toldot Aharon Rebbe, Rabbi David Kahn, … Continue reading