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Jewish Holidays

What Are We Mourning About?

August 8, 2016, by

Delivered 2016, Queens, NY Tisha B’Av is not about the inability to bring sacrifices; they stopped bringing sacrifices 3 weeks earlier on the 17th of Tammuz. It’s about losing the Bet HaMikdash itself. What is the nature of this loss?

Are We Teaching Yiras Shamayim?

August 8, 2016, by

For what sin was the land lost? This question was asked to the wise men and to the prophets. No one could answer until HASHEM Himself said, ̒Because they left My Torah.’. Rav Yehudah said in the name of Rav, ̒because they didn’t make the blessings before they studied.’” – Nedarim 81a The Ran explains […]

Rav Soloveitchik: Tisha B’Av Kinos 1979 – Part 4

September 30, 2015, by

In his introduction, Rav Soloveitchik discusses the differences and similarities of Yom Kippur and Tisha B’Av. One (Tisha B’Av), is the saddest day, one (Yom Kippur) is the happiest day. Delivered in Boston, 1979. For part 1 click here. For part 2 click here. For part 3 click here.

Rav Soloveitchik: Tisha B’Av Kinos 1979 – Part 3

September 30, 2015, by

In his introduction, Rav Soloveitchik discusses the differences and similarities of Yom Kippur and Tisha B’Av. One (Tisha B’Av), is the saddest day, one (Yom Kippur) is the happiest day. Delivered in Boston, 1979. For part 1 click here. For part 2 click here. For part 4 click here.

Rav Soloveitchik: Tisha B’Av Kinos 1979 – Part 1

September 30, 2015, by

In his introduction, Rav Soloveitchik discusses the differences and similarities of Yom Kippur and Tisha B’Av. One (Tisha B’Av), is the saddest day, one (Yom Kippur) is the happiest day. Delivered in Boston, 1979. For part 2 click here. For part 3 click here. For part 4 click here.

Rav Soloveitchik: Tisha B’Av Kinos 1978 – Part 5

September 30, 2015, by

In his introductory remarks,  Rav Soloveitchik explains that “Kinah” is a specific type of aveilut (mourning) that characterizes Tisha B’Av. How does a kinah differ from a hesped? He also discusses the difference between Aveilut Yeshana and Aveilut Chadasha. Delivered in Boston, 1978. For part 1 click here. For part 2 click here. For part 3 click here. For […]

Rav Soloveitchik: Tisha B’Av Kinos 1978 – Part 4

September 30, 2015, by

In his introductory remarks,  Rav Soloveitchik explains that “Kinah” is a specific type of aveilut (mourning) that characterizes Tisha B’Av. How does a kinah differ from a hesped? He also discusses the difference between Aveilut Yeshana and Aveilut Chadasha. Delivered in Boston, 1978. For part 1 click here. For part 2 click here. For part 3 click here. For […]

Rav Soloveitchik: Tisha B’Av Kinos 1978 – Part 3

September 30, 2015, by

In his introductory remarks,  Rav Soloveitchik explains that “Kinah” is a specific type of aveilut (mourning) that characterizes Tisha B’Av. How does a kinah differ from a hesped? He also discusses the difference between Aveilut Yeshana and Aveilut Chadasha. Delivered in Boston, 1978. For part 1 click here. For part 2 click here. For part 4 click here. For […]

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