Our sages regarded the 15th of Av to be one of the two most auspicious days on the Jewish calendar (the other being Yom Kippur -- Talmud, Taanit 26b).
In the previous years when church leaders misused their function and power lots of people became abused and became disillusioned in the ecclesiastical institution. Many of those hurt by actions of priests and bishops lost faith in the Church but therefore not yet in God, though many came to doubt His existence and His love [...]
When the Jew ceases to see beyond the black ink on parchment of the Torah scrolls, when the Jew no longer feels a living covenant and an eternal bond with the infinite; when the Jew finds only curious legends, quaint stories and archaic laws, and dissects the Torah as though it were the frozen cadaver [...]
Created in the image of God man has 49 sefirot in him or a 49-step process of self-refinement, having received orders from his Maker Who expect to fit man in His holy Plan.
When living here on earth one best can have a look at the origin of everything. Here we look at the first periods of the total beginnings or the creation of everything and What was behind it.