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Jewish Holidays

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 […]

Weekly Tefilah Focus on the Three Weeks – Part 1

July 6, 2021, by

We are within the Three Weeks, where we turn our focus to mourning the loss of the Beis HaMikdash.  The deeper aspects of what we mourn are the following: A.  We mourn for Hashem: the loss of Hashem’s Honor in the world.  Tragically, not only does most of the world not recognize Hashem, but the […]

Sensitivity and Silence

June 28, 2021, by

 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein Our Sages tell us that in every generation that the Beit Hamikdosh is not rebuilt, it is as if the Beit Hamikdosh was again destroyed. Since the Beit Hamikdosh has not yet been rebuilt, it behooves us to explore the reasons for its destruction so that […]