Rabbi Weil discusses themes we encounter in the Machzor including the 13 Middos, Akeida, Yom Teruah, Eim Sisera, Zechariah, Rachel, Shofar Gadol, Chana, & the Seir HaMishtaleach, and how both the Living & the Dead are Judged. Download the Source Sheet.
“Grappling With Destruction”: On Tisha B’Av we re-experience a funeral, the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash & other tragedies throughout Jewish history through the kinot & prophets. Rabbi Weil’s Kinot from Tisha B’Av 5772. Recorded as part of the Orthodox Union’s Tisha B’Av webcast at Boca Raton Synagogue, in Boca Raton, FL on July 29, […]
Rabbi Weil discusses 2 debates: one in Spain between Pablo Christiani and the Ramban and one in France which involved Louis IX and Nicholas Donin in 1240. The latter led to burning of the Talmud & destruction of French Jewry
The Aftermath of the Roman Genocide and the Hadrianic Decrees: We haven’t corrected the flaw of intra-Jewish animosity. Even under the Roman siege, we weren’t united. An Analysis of The 21st Kinah, the 10 martyrs.
In Tisha B’Av Kinah 25 we mourn the loss of the Jews of the Rhineland, the center of Judaism, including Speyer, Worms, & Mainz in the First Crusade. OU Tisha B’Av 5771 Video Shiur presented by Rabbi Steven Weil.