Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim Yom Yerushalayim Community Event with a shiur by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb and introduction by Rabbi Josh Blass. Recorded at Kehillas Bais Yehudah, Wesley Hills, New York. There are 3 dimensions to Yerushalayim & human existence as a whole– space, time, and soul. Rabbi Weinreb examines […]
One dimension of the destruction of the Bet HaMikdash is the person-to-person dimension. Tisha B’Av represents discord between Jews. It is this dimension that we can fix today! Presented by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb.
One of the themes of Tisha B’Av kinot is that the Torah was also taken away from us. No longer does Torah, nor the wisdom of the sages emanate from Zion. Presented by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb as part of “Lamenting Our Loss: OU Tisha B’Av Video 5770”. Listen to the audio version here
“I am the Man Who has Known Affliction”: Chapter 3 of Eicha differs from the rest of the megillah in many ways; it is Jeremiah’s eyewitness account of the churban. It’s not a report, he was there! Recorded at Young Israel of Woodmere on Thursday, July 20, 2010 as a live webcast by the Orthodox Union. […]
“Evil, Our Enemy” – Tisha B’Av Kinot presented by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb. Recorded as a live webcast on July 30, 2009 by the Orthodox Union at Young Israel of Woodmere in Woodmere, NY. In his introduction Rabbi Weinreb quotes the Maharal. He says that redemption cannot come from falsehood; only from pure unadulterated […]
Rabbi Weinreb redeems from anonymity heroes and victims of a variety of Jewish catastrophes including the Temple destructions, Pogroms of 1648-49, French Revolution and Napoleonic wars, and the Shoah. Focusing on various aspects of the soul with song, poetry and explanations of the Kinot, he also tells stories of very “soulful” men and women from […]
The Tragedy of Failed Leadership: Every leader, however great, has had an area of failure. Sometimes the fault was theirs; sometimes the nation’s. Tisha Bav Kinot with introductions and explanations presented by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb. Recorded at OU World Headquarters NY, NY 2007 as a live webcast by the Orthodox Union.
Based on a verse in Isaiah chapter 40, the Midrash says that the Jewish people sinned double, suffered double, and are comforted double. What is the significance of the double motif? Recorded at Congregation Rinat Yisrael of Teaneck, NJ on Thursday, August 3, 2006 as a live webcast by the Orthodox Union.
Rabbi Weinreb’s Kinot on Tisha B’Av 5760 (2000). The cycle of Jewish History begins with the covenant (brit bein habetarim) God made with Avraham. A central concept in Judaism is covenant. But why is a covenant necessary?