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Tisha B´Av Day

Tisha Bav

The Kabbalists tell us that the day Tisha B’av is the only day of the year when the force called Satan (our Ego, adversary, or internal opponent) governs for a period of 25 hours.

Month of Av

Mes de Av / Month of Av

The Hebrew month of Av (or Menachem-Av, the consoler of Av) is the fifth of the twelve months of the Jewish calendar. The name Av means “father.” It derives from the root which means to will or desire.

Bein HaMetzarim The Three Weeks

Bein Hametzarim Judaísmo

We call the three weeks that fall between the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av (Saturday, July 16, 2022, to Saturday, August 6, 2022) the days of narrowness. From the sunset of Saturday, July 16, 2022, to Saturday, August 6, 2022, begins three weeks in which the Shechinah withdraws and the Light reaches us in its maximum intensity.

The history of Bilaam

El asno y el ángel / The donkey and the angel

Balak, the King of Moab, who hired Bilaam to curse the Children of Israel. Bilaam was well known to have great powers in his mouth. Balak told him, “For I know that whomever you bless is blessed and whomever you curse is accursed.”

Shabbat Pinchas is a very powerful Shabbat

Shabbat Pinjas

As we have spoken about many times before, Shabbat Pinchas is a very powerful Shabbat – not just for healing, as has been discussed, but it’s also an important time to both connect to and understand what we’re connecting to, during what is called the “three weeks.”