Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider was ordained at Yeshiva University. He served for twenty years in pulpits in Florida and New York. He recently founded the Lishi’s Love Foundation in memory of his son Elisha Chanina z”l. The Foundation’s first initiative is “The In Our Hearts Project” which offers support, guidance and strength in the painful area of child loss, www.inourheartsproject.org. You may contact him at email@example.com.
When offering words of comfort to a mourner we reference the destruction of the Temple. The traditional invocation expresses our wish that the mourner be comforted “among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.” It is generally understood that the two are connected because they both represent intense sadness and great loss. Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik […]
The Talmud records that the first tragedy that occurred on the 17th of Tammuz was the breaking of the tablets at Mt. Sinai. This event sets the tone for a day that would tragically be replete with other traumatic events suffered by the Jewish people throughout their history. The following teaching delves into the meaning […]