Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim Seeing the Kotel for the first time…experiencing Shabbat in the Old City…a memorable interaction with a chayal…a fierce bargaining battle in the shuk… The city of Yerushalayim, or Jerusalem, is unlike any other and for the Jewish people it has been our spiritual center for millennia. In […]
Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim Yom Yerushalayim Community Event with a shiur by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb and introduction by Rabbi Josh Blass. Recorded at Kehillas Bais Yehudah, Wesley Hills, New York. There are 3 dimensions to Yerushalayim & human existence as a whole– space, time, and soul. Rabbi Weinreb examines […]
Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim At many Jewish weddings, the custom of breaking a glass is often accompanied by the recitation or singing of ‘Im Eshkachech’: “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember […]
“U’mikdashi Tirau” – “and you shall fear my Temple” (Leviticus 26:2): Yom Yerushalayim in the Parsha. Yom Yerushalayim isn’t just a celebration of a military victory, we celebrate recapturing the holiest place on Earth, even though we don’t have full access.
A brilliant flash shattered the darkness. The lonely climber saw in that blink of an eye that he was almost at the top of the peak, and around him a gorgeous valley spread with lakes reflecting the awesome mountain. And then it was dark again. Life flashes with those moments where everything is clear. So […]
Sefirat HaOmer and the Four Days of Remembrance The period of time beginning the second night of Pesach and climaxing forty-nine full days later with the Festival of Shavuot can be called a time of “Ruin and Renewal” for the Jewish People. The period includes the following six elements, one encompassing the entire forty-nine day […]
Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim Yerushalayim – The Physical & The Spiritual- presented by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union. This shiur is part of the OU’s Torah Dimensions series focusing on Jerusalem. There are 2 aspects to Yerushalayim – fear and peace; awe and harmony, […]
Is the Israeli government – and are we – really determined as Am Yisrael and Medinat Yisrael to retain all of Yerushalayim Ir HaKodesh? Yerushalayim Ir Hakodesh- presented by Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, Rabbi of Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills in Queens, NY. This shiur is part of the OU’s Torah Dimensions series focusing on Jerusalem.