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Friday, July 16, 2010

Day 5 of The 9 Days, The Ari's Yartzeit & Shabbos Parsha Devariim

Last night began the yartzeit of Rabbi Isaac Ben Luria, the Holy Ari'zel. records the following:

Rabbi Isaac Luria Ashkenazi, known as
Ari HaKadosh ("The Holy Lion") passed away on the 5th of Av of the year 5332 from creation (1572 CE). Born in Jerusalem in 1534, he spent many years in secluded study near Cairo, Egypt. In 1570 he settled in Sefad, where he lived for two years until his passing at age 38. During that brief period, the Ari revolutionized the study of Kabbalah, and came to be universally regarded as one of the most important figures in Jewish mysticism. It was he who proclaimed, "In these times, we are allowed and duty-bound to reveal this wisdom," opening the door to the integration of the teachings of Kabbalah--until then the province of a select few in each generation--into "mainstream" Judaism.

It's a comfort to have the Holy Ari's yartzeit in the midst of the 9 Days, and we had a wonderful live class last night with Rav Ozer Bergman which he began with several tales of the Ari. If you missed it you can download it and hear it (over and over again!) from our DOWNLOADS Page - check it out!

Today's Schedule:

11am: Avraham Sutton's exclusive interview with Lorelai Kude 11:30pm Betzalel Phillip Edwards Piacetzna Rebbe Series Part 6 11:45pm: Avraham Sutton "The Mysterious 130 Years,"
1:15pm - Betzalel Phillip Edwards Piacetsna Rebbe Part 7
1:30pm - Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro's series on Parenting
3pm: Repeat of "Sunday Night Live" with Steve & Lorelai featuring an exclusive interview with Rabbi Chaim Richman
5pm: Lorelai's continuing conversation with Benzion Eliyahu Lehrer on the mysteries of the Jewish Calendar

You'll be hearing intermittent acapella singing of Sacred Songs recorded by Avraham Sutton throughout the day and leading into Shabbos. May we all be encouraged and take heart together as we strengthen ourselves and our chevre in faith, Torah and love. Good Shabbos! Good Shabbos!

Don't forget we're OFF THE AIR for Shabbos - see you Moetzi Shabbos sometime after 9-ish.