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Jewish Holidays

Tisha B’Av: Mourning Over the Churban

July 20, 2006, by

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 […]

Tisha B’Av Kinah #8 – “A’adeh ad Chug Shamayim”

July 13, 2006, by

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 […]

Bayit Sheini Timeline

June 29, 2006, by

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 […]

The History and Laws of the Fast of Tisha B’Av

June 26, 2006, by

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. […]

Jerusalem: Above and Below

May 18, 2006, by

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 […]