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Jewish Holidays

The Fast of Shiva Asar B’Tammuz marks the beginning of the 3 weeks. It is a sad day on the Jewish calendar when, among other events, Moshe came down from Har Sinai and Broke the Luchot after seeing the Jews worship the Egel HaZahav, the Kohanim stopped offering the korban tamid (daily sacrifice) , an idol was placed in the Beit HaMikdash, Apostomos publicly burned the Torah, and the walls of Jerusalem were breached after a long siege.

Rending One’s Garment for Jerusalem

July 18, 2022, by

Delivered 14 Tammuz 5782 / July 13, 2022 The OU dedicates this shiur in loving memory of Mrs. Charlotte Brachfeld, מרת שיינדל לאה בת ר’ שמעון ע”ה, on the occasion of her first yahrtzeit.