Originally posted by emsed1
reply to post by dontreally
Which letter/iteration corresponds with Leo?
HeH Vav Yod Heh הויה
The sefer Yetzirah associates 12 basic faculties with each elemental/month
speech, thought motion,
sight, hearing, action,
coition, smell, sleep,
anger, taste, laughter
The faculty for this month is Reih (sight). This reflects the sin of the spies which occured in Av(leo) when they gave a false report (a blemish in
sight) about the land. The screwed up order of the tetragrammaton is indicative of harshness. This was the month (lion) when the temple (called the
lion) was destroyed by the lion (nevuchadnezar).
The 2nd temple was destroyed by Titus in this same month on the exact same day (9th of Av),
Shimon Bar Khoba (early messianic figure) was killed by the romans on this day in 132 CE.
Following the Roman siege of Jerusalem, Roman commander Turnus Rufus plowed the site of the Temple and the surrounding area, on teh 9th of Av, in 133
The First Crusade was declared by Pope Urban II in 1095, killing 10,000 Jews in its first month and destroying Jewish communities in France and the
The Jews were expelled from England on this day in 1290
Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492
On Tisha B'Av 1914 (August 1, 1914), World War I broke out, causing unprecedented devastation across Europe and set the stage for World War II and
On the eve of Tisha B'Av 1942, the mass deportation began of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto, en route to Treblinka
The Jewish community center in Buenos Aires was bombed, killing 86 and wounding 300 others, on Monday July 18, 1994,  the 10th of Av. Jewish Cal
The Israeli withdrawal from 25 settlements in the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria, considered a calamity by some Jews and Israelis but necessary or
positive for Israel by others, began on August 14, 2005, the day after Tisha B'Av. (Forced evacuations of remaining residents began on August 17.)
As you can see, Av has been a horrible month for the Jewish people. But the rabbinic sages say in the messianic era the 9th of Av will be transformed
into a holy day of celebration.
[edit on 13-8-2010 by dontreally]