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Rabbi Steven Weil

Rabbi Steven Weil

Rabbi Steven Weil is Senior Managing Director of the Orthodox Union.

Unexpected Visitors We Encounter in the Machzor

September 21, 2012, by

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.

Tisha B’av Kinot 5772: “Grappling With Destruction”

August 2, 2012, by

“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, […]

Kinot 31 & 34: Homicide In The Mikdash

July 30, 2012, by

The Tragic Consequence of Zechariah’s Murder (Kinos 31 and 34): Instead of trying to fix the problem (their sins) they killed the messenger (Zechariah). It remained unaddressed until Nevuzaradan came.

Kinah 21: The Death Knell of Israeli Jewry

July 29, 2012, by

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.

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