Fast of Tisha B’Av
The Gemara says that any generation in which the Beit HaMikdash isn’t rebuilt, it’s as if it was destroyed in that generation teaches that it’s natural to have a beit hamikdash on Earth. If there isn’t one, that means that we are actively preventing it from being here.
Click here to watch with closed captions. The Churban happened close to 2000 years ago but the loss continues until today. How do we learn from the churban, how do we move ahead and grow?
Click here for part 1 According to Rav Soloveitchik, Tisha B’Av is about crying. Kinot is supposed to bring us to fully understand the real calamity – the absence of Divine Providence.
Of the many dimensions to the loss of the Beit HaMikdash the person-to-person aspect that it represents – discord and disharmony is the most tragic and it is this last aspect that we can fix today!
What is it about the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash that makes it the beginning of the exile, the Jews still lived in their land? What is galus (exile)?
The meraglim didn’t lie when they reported back to the people on the first Tisha B’Av. If so, what was their sin? How does this relate to the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash?
Chazal say that any generation that doesn’t merit to see the rebuilding of the Bet HaMikdash it’s as if they destroyed it. Why is that fair?
The Beit HaMikdash is transdimensional; it is at the center of all the dimensions. As a result, it acts as portal to tap into other, metaphysical dimensions.
Plato asked Yirmiyahu why he continued to mourn over the Beit HaMikdash -it’s not the way of wisdom? Why do we, in fact, mourn over the churban more than we do for a relative?
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