Doing Teshuva Effectively: Part 1: Ethical and Moral Perspectives
This article was written for The Jewish Press, September 19, 2017 edition. Reprinted with permission. In this essay, I hope to introduce to a fresh perspective on the Festival of Rosh Hashanah. In order to do so, I ask you to join me in a simple thought experiment. Imagine that Rosh Hashanah began in a […]
The path out of galut, out of darkness into light. Why are we still in a state of “mipnei chataeinu galinu me’artzeinu” (because of our sins we in exile)? Tisha B’Av has to do with our sins which cause our exile.
Proceed to the OU’s Ot Yomit program here!
Click here to watch with closed captions. The Churban happened close to 2000 years ago but the loss continues until today. How do we learn from the churban, how do we move ahead and grow?
Of the many dimensions to the loss of the Beit HaMikdash the person-to-person aspect that it represents – discord and disharmony is the most tragic and it is this last aspect that we can fix today!
Tisha B’av is a day of introspection. It is not only about events of the past, it is also about recognizing that we are still in a time of distress.
Jeremiah’s Journey: ruin, resilience, and redemption. How can we relate to aveilut yeshana? By realizing that all Jewish woe is interconnected. When Jeremiah expresses his pain, he is expressing our pain, even better than we can.
In his introduction to Tisha B’Av Kinot, Rabbi Weinreb focuses on tzedakah & mishpat (righteousness & justice) as tools for recovery, tefillot for redemption.