Kabbalah and Halacha for Summer: Tammuz

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In our next series on Kabbalah and Halacha we look at Tammuz and then the laws of the Travelers Prayer. Tammuz is vision… This means that the month of Tamuz is the best month of the year to learn to exercise our sight in the most positive way possible. Rectified sight involves both shying away from that which is negative and training ourselves to see things in a positive light.

The Gemorah in Berochos says when a person goes “on the way” he needs to say tefillas haderech – the traveler’s prayer. One should not be lenient with this require

ment. The Levushei Mordechai says women are also obligated in this tefilla.The obligation of tefillas haderech does not only apply when traveling by foot, but also when traveling by car, boat, train and airplane.

Based on teachings of Omer Yisroel Furmanski, Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits and myself.