When one encounters reasons to refrain, or elements that seem to contradict, love, whether those reasons come from the world, or from the Torah, they must be refined until they reach the exalted place of Godly Love: He created all of creation; He sustains all of creation at every moment.

Rav Avraham Yitschak HaKohen Kook
Al HaMidot


30 June in History

In 1838, the Swedish government abolished discrimination against Jews. Unfortunately due to public objections it was repealed. Another 30 years were to pass before Jews were given the right to vote.

18 Tammuz in History

In 1313 BCE, Moses destroyed the Golden Calf, and re-ascended Mount Sinai to plead to God for forgiveness for the Jewish people.