The three haftaros of each Shabbos of the three weeks – which are known as the tlasa d’puranusa – are obvious in terms of their connection to the time period. In addition to the basic content, dorshei reshumos have found an allusion in the first word of each one of the three haftaros which are: […]
What does Rav Yehuda mean when he says that the reason why the Beit HaMikdash was destroyed was because the Jews did not recite Birchot HaTorah? What is the deeper meaning?
There are no guarantees that we will be secure in Eretz Yisrael. The only way we can be successful in Eretz Yisrael is when we identify with our heritage.
Why do chazal refer to the time period between Shiva Asar B’Tamuz and Tisha B’Av as Bein HaMetzarim (between the boundaries)? What is the nature of this bridge between them? What is the significance of there being 3 weeks in between?
What is the significance of Aspasyanus not being able to put his shoe on when he received the good news of becoming the emperor? Previous: In the Hands of a King
Why did it specifically have to be a king, and not just an expert military general, who conquered Jerusalem? What is the significance of a king? Previous: The Secret Behind the Death of Marta bas Beisus Next: Restoring Our Tripod
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person – Mignon McLaughlin. We are decidedly troubling beings. We are at once noble and sanctified creatures, imbued with the glory and holiness of God while, at the same time, being vulnerable and petty creatures, mired in the sad and troubling realities […]
Why does it matter whether Marta bat Baitus died from stepping in dung or from the smell of eating the fig of Rebbi Tzadok? What should we learn from the story? Previous: Jerusalem – Naturally Invincible Next: In the Hands of a King
The Gemara provides a detailed explanation of the wealthy Marta bat Baitus’ death due to her servant’s poor judgement. What was he thinking? What are we supposed to learn from it? Previous: Our Tripod Next: The Secret Behind the Death of Marta bas Beisus
There are 3 attributes with which God runs the world (justice, truth, peace). These parallel the 3 types of donations of the 3 wealthy people during the siege of Jerusalem. Previous: Honor, Dignity, Aristocracy Next: Jerusalem – Naturally Invincible