Holidays

How One Person Can Change the World

November 5, 2012, by

HaRav Grossman the renowned chief Rabbi of Migdal Haemek speaks to hundreds of women at the L’Ayla Women’s Initiative “Reaching Higher” Event on Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan in Jerusalem. This is a unique opportunity to hear Rav Grossman give an hour long shiur in English. The L’Ayla Women’s Initiative is sponsored by OU Israel. For more […]

Tehillim 27

September 26, 2011, by

Presented by Mrs. Rivka Segal at the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem.

Laws and Traditions of the Nine Days

July 19, 2011, by

With Rosh Chodesh Av, the more intense period of mourning for the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash, known as The Nine Days, begins. “As Av enters, we diminish our joy”. This statement of the mishna is manifest in many laws & customs observed during the first nine days of the month of Av (Actually it […]

Rosh Chodesh Av – What Do We Do?

July 19, 2011, by

Do we say Hallel on Rosh Chodesh Av? Yes, we do. But the question is not a silly one. The festive flavor usually associated with Rosh Chodesh is hardly in evidence. The mishna says: “As Av enters, we diminish joy”. Rosh Chodesh Av is the beginning of the stricter mourning period for the destruction of […]

Shabbat Chazon

July 19, 2011, by

The Shabbat before Tisha B’Av, is called Shabbat Chazon – the Shabbat of foretelling – as we read the Haftara portion from the prophecy of Isaiah (1:1-27), as the final of the “three of affliction,” readings. Rabbi Mendel Hirsch points out, the prophet does not lament because the Bet HaMikdash (The Temple in Jerusalem) was […]