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Rabbi Alan Haber

Why Fast for Events of the Past: A Halacha-Based Shiur

December 11, 2018, by

When commemorating loss, we use the halachic system of aveilut, mourning. Fasting is not part of that system, yet when it comes to the four days associated with the loss of the Beit HaMikdash, we don’t only mourn, we fast! Why? We also see, from Zechariah that in the future, when the Beit HaMikdash is […]