In keeping with the atmosphere of aveilus (mourning) for the Beis Hamikdash, Jews the world over meticulously observe the various restrictions that are in effect at this time. In fact, as the Bach points out (Orach Chaim 551), many of the practices adopted and adhered to over the centuries go well beyond the letter of […]
The 3 Weeks and Sacrifices: Part II – Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. To send in a question of your own please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 3 Weeks and Sacrifices: Part I – Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. To send in a question of your own please email email@example.com.
NATIONAL MOURNING IN THE JEWISH TRADITION The news of a loved one’s death utterly transforms us and our perception of the world. A young man, returning to his studies after being called home following the death of his father said, “The buildings were all in their familiar places, but it was a wholly different place… […]
Thoughts on Tisha B’Av – Rabbi Moshe Zywica – Recorded as part of the OU LIVE Shiurim Webcasts for 9 Days Learn-a-thon on Monday, July 31, 2006.
The similarities & differences between mourning over a lost relative and mourning over the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash. Given on July 26, 2006.
A Shiur on Tisha B’Av presented by Rabbi Michael Taubes.
A Shiur on The Three Weeks presented by Rabbi Larry Rothwachs.
A Shiur on The Three Weeks presented by Rabbi Joseph Grunblatt
A Shiur on Kinot and Shira presented by Rabbi Hershel Welcher.