Mourning the churban isn’t just for the 3 weeks/Tisha B’Av, we mourn the Beit HaMikdash all year long with customs that remind us of the destruction. Mourning Over Churban – Emotionally and Intellectually – Part one of a three part series on the topic of “Mourning Over Churban.” Taken from a Sefer written by Rabbi […]
Crying to God about how much the Jewish people have suffered and continue to suffer. Why does the author alternate between a quintuple/sextuple acrostic? Presented by Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein of Beth Israel Synagogue in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Tisha B’Av didn’t start with the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash, but goes back to the sin of the spies in the desert. We should understand that our actions have important ramifications, not just in the here and now, but in the greater historical context of Jewish history. Presented by Rabbi Elazar Muskin of Young […]
3338/423 B.C.E. Destruction of First Temple and beginning of Babylonian Exile 3389/372 B.C.E. Babylon falls to Medes and Persians under Darius the Mede and Cyrus the Great of Persia 3391/370 B.C.E. Cyrus reigns, permits Jews to return to Eretz Yisrael 3408/353 B.C.E. Darius the Persian permits Jews to rebuild Temple 3442/319 B.C.E. Beginning of Greek […]
Tisha B’Av is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar because of the incredible series of tragedies which occurred on that date throughout Jewish History. Tisha B’Av – The “ninth day” in the Jewish month of Av, which starts at sundown on the eighth day and concludes at sundown on the ninth day of Av. […]
Why does Yerushalayim have a mystical claim on us? Why is it always on our agenda; the world is compared to an eyeball, the pupil is Yerushalayim. Jerusalem: Above and Below – presented by Rabbi Ralph Pelcovitz, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Kneseth Israel of West Lawrence, NY. This shiur was recorded at a Tisha B’av […]
When they entered the Kodesh HaKodashim they saw the Keruvim embracing which is normally a sign of God’s approval of the Jewish people. Why were they embracing at a time when Hashem was clearly angry with us? Rabbi Daniel Yolkut on What They Don’t Tell Kids About Tisha B’av.
Gaining more from Tisha B’Av: Rabbi Krupka discusses the transition we make on Tisha B’Av from mourning to consolation & our ability to move forward. We are mourning that the Shechinah has been diminished in this world.