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Jewish Holidays

Final Fire

July 21, 2022, by

 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Download PDF Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein As we begin mourning the destruction of Yerushalayim and the Beit Hamikdosh, we also hope for and anticipate our return from exile and serving Hashem in the rebuilt, permanent, third Beit Hamikdosh. How will that third Beit Hamikdosh be built? According to the Gemarrah, […]

Rending One’s Garment for Jerusalem

July 14, 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.

Weekly Tefilah Focus on the Three Weeks – Part 3

July 16, 2021, by

We are within The Nine Days, just prior to Tish’ah B’Av.  May we see the salvation before this Tish’ah B’Av. This week, we present Shemoneh Esrei 45 and 46 on the brachah of “רצה–R’tzei” followed by a segment on Tish’ah B’Av. ציון במשפט תפדה, ושביה בצדקה (ישעיה א:כז) Tzion shall be redeemed with justice, and they that return of […]

Weekly Tefilah Focus on the Three Weeks – Part 2

July 16, 2021, by

We are about to begin the Nine Days period prior to Tish’ah B’Av.  May we see the salvation before this Tish’ah B’Av. This is the second of three parts of this year’s Three Weeks series.  Next week’s third part, which will be emailed, b’ezras Hashem, on Thursday, will repeat Shemoneh Esrei 45 and 46, and will include a […]

Can Modern Jews “Grieve?”

July 6, 2021, by

In a well-documented tale, Napoleon once observed French Jews sitting on the floor of a synagogue, mourning their lost Temple. He was amazed at this historical consciousness which stretched back across thousands of years, despite the lack of a national homeland. Much has changed in the past two hundred years, and I wonder how Napoleon […]