“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” —2 Timothy 3:16-17


Notable dates & events

July 6th this year is the date on which 17th Tammuz falls. It is said that the Romans breached the walls of Jerusalem on this date just before the city and temple were destroyed in 70 AD. Between the 17th of the Jewish month of Tammuz and the 9th of Av, there is a time of mourning for the Jewish people. This period is known as “Bein haMetzarim” or the time Between the straits / dire straits . It’s remarkable how many tragedies have happened to the Jewish people during this time in particular.

July 27th is the Gregorian date on which Tisha B’Av falls this year. Tisha B’Av means the 9th day of the month of Av, and is the saddest day in the Jewish calendar from a religious point of view. It is said that it’s the date not only of the second temple in 70 AD but also the first temple in 586 BC, more than 600 years earlier, and that the temples both fell due to a lack of brotherly love, or needless hatred. Tisha B’av: A Day of Crazy Coincidences?

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