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What Is the Origin of the Names of the Jewish Months?

Menachem Av -- We Comfort the Father. Does He Comfort Us?

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Class Summary:

This text-based class, in Likkutei Sichos vol. 23, Menachem Av/Matos-Masei, was presented by Rabbi YY Jacobson on Monday, Parshas Matos-Maasei, 25 Tammuz, 5781, July 5, 2021, live from his home in Monsey, NY.

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    Chaim.S -3 years ago

    The exact same idea is brought down from the TALMUDAI BAL SHEM, why we say by NICHUM AVAILIM."HAMOKEN YENACHEM ESCHEM" plural ?, even if there is only one person sitting SHIVA.

    They answer, that ESCHEM includes HASHEM, we are being MENACHEM HASHEM too, as he has lost a child

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    bs"d

    since all languages stem from the original Hebrew (Tower of Babel), it makes perfect sense for there to be meaning and truth latent in foreign words.
    even the Torah employs phrases - ie. "totafot".

    it is actually amazing how many connections one can find even with English words - eg "fruit" coming from "peirot", or "breathe" from "b'rei'ot" (the Hebrew word for lungs)...

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    Sara -3 years ago

    Looked up Av, but no definition, but

    Elul I found this..."The name of the month Elul, like the names of the rest of the Hebrew calendar months, was brought from the Babylonian captivity, and originated from the Akkadian word for "harvest".  

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      Very interesting. Please research the other ones and post them as well.

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        Sara -3 years ago

        Am doing so as we speak.  Creating a table and will post when complete

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    Sarah Goldberg -3 years ago

    Does Hashem need comfort?

    It was Hashem Himself that decided upon and brought the churban! 

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    Sara -3 years ago

    Curious...

    What do the babylonian words of the months that we adopted actually mean? 

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Likkutei Sichos Menachem Av/Matos-Maasei #1

Rabbi YY Jacobson

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Dedicated by Avrohom Bruck in memory of Devorah Leah Yettel bas Avrohom (Bruck), 24 Tammuz.

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