July 30, 2021 ✦ 21 Av, 5781 ✦ Torah Portion: Eikev, Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25 ✦ Haftorah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3 Torah Portion This Week: Eikev TorahMedia Audio Come Learn With UsJoin users worldwide searching for Jewish educational resources: Weekly Torah Portion, Jewish Holidays, Classic Jewish Texts, and Jewish Topics of Interest Recent Additions Torah Portion & Holidays A Father’s LoveBy Rabbi Naftali ReichEikev, Legacy, BeginnerJuly 29, 2021The sadness still lingers in our hearts. Just days ago, we fasted and grieved over the destruction of Jerusalem. 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