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Jewish Holidays

VaYigdal Moshe on Tisha b’Av

August 10, 2016, by

Seichel and Beis HaMikdash Chazal say that someone who has deiah it is as if the Beis HaMikdash was rebuilt in his days (Sanhedrin 92a). How are we to understand this? Why is having deiah likened to the Beis HaMikdash? We find a similarly emphatic statement in Nedarim 41a: one who has deiah has everything and one who […]

Tisha b’Av Kinot 5776: Rav Chaim Ilson

August 10, 2016, by

In his introduction Rav Ilson asks several questions: Tisha B’Av is a day of mourning yet the practices & halachot of Tisha B’Av seem to go against all the basic rules of aveilut. We are told not to mourn a relative excessively yet we mourn year after year after year? Why is there no tziduk […]

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