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Jewish Holidays

Connection of the Parsha to the Three Weeks

November 30, 2017, by

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: […]

The Gash in the Cosmic Fabric

July 13, 2017, by

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?

Three Weeks 15: In the Hands of a King

August 8, 2016, by

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

Parallel Lives: Three Weeks to Recreate a Bond

August 8, 2016, by

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 […]

Three Weeks 12: Our Tripod

August 4, 2016, by

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

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