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  17 TAMMUZ  
 
By Rabbi Yonassan Biggs
17 TAMMUZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

        

The Fast in NY City begins at 4:01 a.m. and ends at 8:53 p.m. For worldwide times on the web go to:

http://www.chabad.org/calendar/zmanim.asp?tDate=7/20/2008

 

Shalom and Bracha,

 

   This Sunday, July 20th, is the seventeenth of Tammuz, which is a fast day that ushers in a three-week mourning period. When the Babylonians attacked Yerushalayim, eventually resulting in the destruction of the Temple and the exile of the Jewish people, the Wall of Yerushalayim was breached on the seventeenth of Tammuz. Three weeks later, on the ninth of Av, the Temple was destroyed.

 

   Everything in Torah is a teaching and a directive both in the service of Hashem and in our private lives. When we correct the breach in the wall of Yerushalayim in our own lives, we cause Hashem to rebuild Yerushalayim. The word Yerushalayim in Hebrew is a composite of two words: Yirah, which means fear, and Shalem, which means complete. Our personal Yerushalayim represents our awe and fear of G-d. Fear of G-d is not only the fear that He can punish us. When we realize that our greatest asset is our bond with Hashem, and that the strength of that bond is dependent upon keeping his commandments, we fear damaging that bond.

 

  The Wall surrounding Yerushalayim represent the steps we take to avoid doing negative acts. When we are afraid of something being damaged, we take steps to protect it. Our love and fear of G-d dictate that we not only carefully keep his commandments, but that we also take steps to prevent mistakes. This is the reason for most Rabbinical ordinances. Similarly, in our private lives, the wall of Yerushalayim represents the steps we take to protect our meaningful relationships. The Seventeenth of Tammuz is a time when we reexamine our fences, making sure to fortify that which is truly important.

 

   The prophet Yeshaiah (Isaiah) related, “Zion will be redeemed through justice and her captives through charity.” Justice in this verse refers to the study of Torah. In these three weeks while we mourn the destruction of the Temple and pray fervently for it’s rebuilding, it is customary to study extra Torah and add in acts of charity. It is especially desirable to study the laws of the construction of the Temple.

 

  Interestingly, the number 17 is the equivalent of the word Tov, which means good. This is because underlying the destruction are the seeds for an even greater future. When Moshiach will come, the world will be in a higher and more perfect state than the time of the Temple. Way we merit seeing that time now!

 

Shalom and wishing you an easy fast!

Rabbi Yonassan Biggs is from Chabad of Great Neck, NY. His website is: http://www.chabadgn.com/

 
   
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