4-10 Tammuz 5778
17-23 June '18
Attributes of the month of Tammuz: Ruling permutation of the letters of HAVAYAH: KEH VAV KEH YOD, contained in the concluding Hebrew letters of zeH einenU shoveH lI, "...this is not of worth to me..." (Esther 5:13). The month's corresponding letter is: CHET; Human attribute: VISION; Body Part: RIGHT HAND; Tribe: REUVEN; Constellation: SARTAN (Cancer, the Crab).
Friday 22 June / 9 Tammuz
On this day at the end of the First Temple period the wall of Jerusalem was breached by Nebuchadnezzar's armies, signalling the beginning of the destruction of the city and the Temple, and King Tzedekiah and his ministers tried to escape through a secret tunnel to Jericho but were captured.
Friday night-Saturday 22-23 June / 10 Tammuz
Torah Reading: Numbers 19:1-22:1 giving the laws of the Red Heiffer and recounting the closing stages of the Children of Israel's journey to their Land and their miraculous conquests of the Emorites and Bashan. The Haftara tells the story of Jephthah (Yiftach), Judges 11:1-33.
Subscribe for free emails
To subscribe to AZAMRA's free weekly news and diary emails, click here.