I've Always Wondered
What is Hazak, Hazak, Venithazzek? Originally published December 21-22, 2019.

As we end the reading of each book of the Torah - Bereshit, Shemot, Vayikra, Bemidbar, and Devarim or Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy - it is customary to say, “Hazak, Hazak, Venithazzek,” which some say means “be strong, be strong, let us be strengthened.”  As the Torah reader concludes the final words of […]

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