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Welcome to Clifton Park Chabad Jewish Center! Here at Chabad, you will find a wide array of programming designed to enhance Jewish life in southern Saratoga County. We strive to create an environment where every person is welcome, every individual Mitzvah is cherished, and where Judaism is an accessible reality to all Jews regardless of background, affiliation or age! Through Shabbat Dinners, Holiday events, Jewish Womens circle, Chabad Hebrew school and everything in between, we are cultivating a community together. We look forward to meeting you in person at a Shabbat dinner, Torah class or a casual coffee date.

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Tonight & Tomorrow is Tisha B’Av. Saddest day of the Jewish calendar but also a day to remind us of our hope for the future redemption.
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Rabbi Yisroel Rubin published this Tisha B'av message on opposite sides of the page in the local "Jewish World". Rabbi Yisroel Rubin recalls back in the '80's; The Lubavitcher Rebbe's secretary Rabbi Groner called to tell him that the Rebbe enjoyed it.

May ישראל אליעזר בן יוכבד מרים have a complete & speedy recovery! & may we merit to see the ultimate redemption with Moshiach now!
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Tonight & Tomorrow is Tisha B’Av. Saddest day of the Jewish calendar but also a day to remind us of our hope for the future redemption. 
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Rabbi Yisroel Rubin published this Tisha Bav message on opposite sides of the page in the local Jewish World. Rabbi Yisroel Rubin recalls back in the 80s; The Lubavitcher Rebbes secretary Rabbi Groner called to tell him that the Rebbe enjoyed it. 

May ישראל אליעזר בן יוכבד מרים have a complete & speedy recovery! & may we merit to see the ultimate redemption with Moshiach now!

People say: when life gives you lemons, make #lemonade.

But Judaism says: lemons are really unripe oranges!

Okay, this is obviously a joke. #Judaism does not regard lemons as oranges. But Judaism has a different attitude towards lemons.

Most people think that lemons are sour and inedible. They believe that the only way to consume lemons is by adding sugar and somehow reducing the sourness.

Judaism views the metaphorical lemon as sweet fruit in disguise.

In Judaism, #challenges and downturns are not only something we can utilize to grow. It's actually - somehow, in ways we might never understand - good for us!

Take, for example, one "lemon" we are about to experience: the fast of Tisha B'av.

This fast and day of mourning commemorates the destruction of both the first and second Beit Hamikdash in Jerusalem and many other tragedies that happened on this day.

It's going to be a sad day.

But the Torah promises that when Moshiach comes, this sadness will be transformed into joy, and this day will become a holiday!

Because this sad day is really a happy day in disguise. It has immense spiritual powers that are still hidden, and once the world is ready for it, this light will finally emerge.

To help us peel another layer of the lemon, we can look at this year's Jewish calendar and find an interesting fact.

The date of Tisha B'Av is actually on Shabbat. Yet, due to Shabbat's holiness and joyous nature, we postpone the fast until after Shabbat.

So this year, on the saddest day in Jewish history, we eat meat, drink wine and have a great time.

In other words, this year, we get to experience a little taste of the tremendous joyous potential of this day.

May we merit the coming of Moshiach soon, when we finally see how all lemons are really the sweetest fruit!

Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and an easy fast!
Light Shabbat candles at 7:53 pm, Shabbat ends at 8:57 pm
Tisha B'Av fast begins on Shabbat, August 6 at 8:09 pm, ends Sunday at 8:40 pm
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