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Jewish Holidays

Torah Study on Tisha B’av

July 24, 2020, by

The prohibition against studying Torah on Tisha B’av[1] is well known.[2] The primary reason for it is because we are not supposed to be happy on Tisha B’av, to say the least, and Torah study makes one happy, as it says, “The statutes of Hashem are upright, they make the heart rejoice.”[3] Another reason that Torah study is […]

“Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall”

August 7, 2019, by

Lessons from President Ronald Reagan for Tisha Ba’av and The Rebuilding of the Third Beit Hamikdash On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan delivered a memorable and inspiring speech at the base of the Berlin Wall. In the speech, Reagan extolled the virtues of democracy and freedom. He said: “In the 1950’s, (Soviet Premier) Khrushchev predicted: […]

Messages of Geulah Through the Prism of Lecha Dodi

August 7, 2019, by

There is an integral link between the beloved liturgy of the Friday night Lecha Dodi tefillah and the timeless prophecies of hope of the Neviim. In this shiur, Mrs. Orlian analyzes the sources and parallels from Tanach that R. Shlomo Alkavetz incorporated within his beautiful piyut. Mrs. Orlian explores the inspiring messages of Geulah  that […]