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Jewish Holidays

Exploring the Psychological Effects of Tragedy (Tisha B’Av 5758)

August 5, 2005, by

Drawing from diverse Torah scholars including Rav Joseph Ber Soloveitchik and the present day Slonimer Rebbe, noted Torah scholar and respected psychotherapist, Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, weaves compelling interpretations, midrashim, stories and the writings of Holocaust survivors. The video was taped live during an actual Tisha B’Av service, and features numerous topics including “The […]

Six13 – Ani Maamin

August 2, 2005, by

Listen to a new A Capella song performed specially for this year’s OU Tisha B’Av video by the Jewish A Capella group Six13.

Aneinu & The Essence of a Fast Day

July 21, 2005, by

Why do we say Aneinu on both a public fast day such as Tisha B’Av and on a private fast day such as for a dream or a yahrtzeit? Aren’t their purposes different? A Shiur on Tisha B’Av presented by Rabbi Michael Taubes.

Recognizing the Mourning Light

July 21, 2005, by

There are 2 different  and distinct concepts: zecher l’mikdash (remembering the Bet HaMikdash) and zecher l’churban (remembering the destruction). Zecher L’Mikdash isn’t about mourning; it’s about focusing on the glory that was and that will be. A Shiur on The Three Weeks presented by Rabbi Larry Rothwachs.

Kinot and Shirat Ha’azinu

July 20, 2005, by

Kinot show how we have suffered at the hands of the nations. But we must remember that it was God who allowed the churban to occur. This is the theme of Shirat Ha’azinu.

The Themes of the Tisha B’Av Kinot

July 20, 2005, by

In this shiur Rabbi Feivel Wagner discusses the 3 types of Kinot we recite on Tisha B’Av: 1) mourning; 2) focus on the former glory & contrasting it with what is; 3) accepting responsibility for what occurred.  

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