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About Chabad
Chabad Jewish Center of Oak Park-River Forest offers a wide range of Jewish classes, programs and services. Creating a home for Jewish Life in the Oak Park River Forest area
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Learning & Inspiration
  • (Why) Must a Bar Mitzvah Boy Read From the Torah? There is a prevalent custom for boys to read
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Weekly Torah Portion
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Jun. 11 - Jun. 13
Daily Thought
At first, there was punishment. There were prophets who warned the people—for there is no punishment without warning. There were people who understood what they were doing and did it anyways—for there is no punishment without conscious intent. And so, up to and including the destruction of the First Temple, there was punishment. But then came a time when there were no prophets to provide due warning. And rare was the man who had the power of mind to intentionally sin. The suffering that occurred then, since the time of the Second Temple, cannot be called punishment. Instead it is called...