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Jewish Holidays

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 […]

Rav Soloveitchik: Tisha B’Av Kinos 1978 – Part 2

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 3 click here. For part 4 click here. For […]

Rav Soloveitchik: Tisha B’Av Kinos 1978 – Part 1

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 2 click here. For part 3 click here. For part 4 click here. […]

Shabbat Nachamu – “Getting Up”

July 30, 2015, by

There is an almost absolute absurdity with this coming Shabbat—Shabbat Nachamu. Last Saturday night we were sitting on the floor thinking about the sadness of Tisha Baav and mourning the loss of the Temple in Jerusalem and the tragedies that have unfolded during the past 2,000 years. Yet, this Shabbat there will be a completely […]

Rabbi Weil: Tisha B’Av Kinot 5775

July 24, 2015, by

Tisha B’Av is not just about the destruction of the beit hamikdash. It is also about the tragedies that have occurred throughout Jewish History. These tragedies described in the kinot are still relevant today. Delivered at the Boca Raton Synagogue, Tisha B’Av 5775 (2015)

When Tisha b’Av is Observed on Sunday

July 24, 2015, by

1. When Tisha b’Av falls on Sunday or on Shabbos – Shabbos is for the most part a regular Shabbos. We eat regular meat Shabbos meals, and wear our regular Shabbos clothing. a. On Erev Shabbos one can shower, but it is best to use hot water only on one’s face, hands, and feet. i. […]

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