Why the Last Jewish Holiday of the Year Celebrates Love

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Date: Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 3:32 PM
Subject: Why the Last Jewish Holiday of the Year Celebrates Love
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What Tu B’Av Can Teach Us About Love

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The last Jewish observance of the year carries an important message about choosing a mate — and an unexpected connection to Yom Kippur.

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Parashat Vaetchanan

Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11

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In this Torah portion, Moses stresses to the Israelites the importance of keeping God’s commandments when they enter the Land of Israel. Moses repeats the Ten Commandments and utters the Shema and Ve’ahavta prayers.
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