Weekly Torah Portion

What Does the 12th of Tammuz Mean To Us?

“Self-Sacrifice in our Lives”

“…What is the Rebbe’s message? What is the life of a Jew and a Chassid? Quite simply: what matters in my life is Judaism, Torah and Mitzvot, Ahavat Yisrael, chesed, mivtzaim (outreach) – that’s my life. What about making a living? That’s also important, but my life is Judaism. Evidently, this is a test for perhaps all of us.

And this is what the 12th of Tammuz means to us. We have to find self-sacrifice within ourselves, caring first and foremost about Judaism…”

“adapted from Bet Moshiach, full transcript of farbrengen at”

Conner, Robert. (1983). Living Jewish. B”H Erev Shabbat Balak (Eretz Yisrael Edition), 9th of Tammuz, 5782; July 8th, 2022. Chabad #850.

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