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Old 27-11-2014, 11:27 PM   #25
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The Stranglers - Manna Machine ..5761 Andreivanov (1981 ED21) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on March 2, 1981 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring Observatory in the course of the U.K. Schmidt-Caltech Asteroid Survey..1675 in England..The "Green Ribbon" was the badge of The Levellers in the English Civil Wars in which many of the members had fought and was an overt reminder of their radical origins..King Charles issues a "Proclamation for the suppression of Coffee Houses" due to the political activity which occurred in the newly popular establishments..Bethlem Hospital, London, moves to new buildings in Moorfields...
11th September 2001 - 23rd of Elul, 5761..23 Elul - Dove brings olive Leaf to Noah (2105 BCE)..23 Elul - Death of Aleksander Rebbe, Yitzchak Menachem Danziger, in Treblinka (1942)..The Aleksander (Alt. Alexander, Hebrew script: אלכסנדר ) hasidic movement flourished in Poland from 1880 until it was largely destroyed by Nazi Germany during World War II.. The sect is named after the town of its origin, Aleksandrow Lodzki, Poland, (about 45 kilometers from Łódź), which was called Aleksander in Yiddish...

Elul (Hebrew: אֱלוּל, Standard Elul Tiberian ʾĔlûl) is the 12th month of the Jewish civil year and the 6th month of the Ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar.. It is a summer month of 29 days.. Elul usually OCCUrs in August–September on the Gregorian calendar.. The name of the month, like the names of the rest of the Hebrew calendar months, was brought from the Babylonian Exile, and has originated from the Akkadian word for "Harvest".. A similar month name was also used in Akkadian, in the form elūlu..In the Jewish tradition, the month of Elul is a time of repentance in preparation for the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.. The word “Elul” is similar to the root of the verb “search” in Aramaic.. The Talmud writes that the Hebrew word "Elul" can be expanded as an acronym for "Ani L'dodi V'dodi Li" - "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine" (Song of Solomon 6:3). Elul is seen as a time to search one's heart and draw close to God in preparation for the coming Day of Judgement, Rosh Hashanah, and Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur..

During the month of Elul, there are a number of special rituals leading up to the High Holy Days..It is customary to blow the shofar every morning (except on Shabbat) from Rosh Hodesh Elul (the first day of the month) until the day before Rosh Hashanah. The blasts are meant to awaken one's spirits and inspire him to begin the soul searching which will prepare him for the High Holy Days.. As part of this preparation, Elul is the time to begin the sometimes-difficult process of granting and asking for forgiveness.. It is also customary to recite Psalm 27 every day from Rosh Hodesh Elul through Hoshanah Rabbah on Sukkot (in Tishrei)..Many Jews also visit the graves of loved ones throughout the month in order to remember and honor those people in our past who inspire us to live more fully in the future..Tradition teaches that on Rosh Hashanah, each person is written down for a good or a poor year, based on their actions in the previous one, and their sincere efforts at atoning for mistakes or harm.. On Yom Kippur, that fate is "sealed"...

Elul is the name of a pluralistic beit midrash in Israel founded by Ruth Calderon..Ruth Calderon (Hebrew: רות קלדרון‎, born 25 September 1961) is an Israeli academic and politician who currently serves as a member of Knesset for Yesh Atid..She hosted a TV show on Channel 2 that invited guests to discuss classic and modern Jewish texts..Eylül is also the name for September in Turkish; this is derived from the Arabic form Arabic: أيلول‎ 'Aylūl, used in the Levant.. It was also used in Akkadian, in the form elūlu..Beth Midrash (Hebrew: בית מדרש‎; also Beis Medrash, Beit Midrash, pl. batei midrash "House of Learning") refers to a Jewish study hall located in a synagogue, yeshiva, kollel or other building..The Arabic term "Madrasah" is derived from the same Semitic root and refers to any type of educational institution..Nowadays there are also virtual "batei midrash" that allow self-study reading articles, listening to classes or attending lessons by live video conferences..In the story of Xenogears, Elul is the name of a country, named after the Hebrew month... does not simply walk into Mordor.. Its black gates are guarded by more than just orcs.. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful.. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume...

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