The three weeks between the seventeenth of Tammuz and Tish’a b’Av, between the anniversary of the breach of the wall of Yerushalayim and the anniversary of the destruction of the Mikdash, are a period of mourning. But this time is also considered a period of special danger: “Caution is needed from the 17th of Tammuz […]
In the Sefer Yereim from Rebbe Eliezer Mi’mitz on the mitzvah of “Vahavtah L’reyacha Kamocha” he teaches us an amazing insight into this enormously important mitzvah. He writes as follows: “And you shall love your neighbor as you love yourself for I am Hashem”, He then proceeds to explain the verse as follows. “The mitzvah […]
The big picture: the 3 weeks and the Fragmenting of the Tzurat Ha’adam – a much earlier concept which is found at the beginning of Sefer Bereishit expresses itself during the 3 weeks & especially on Tisha B’Av. For part 2 click here.
Adapted for this series from Rabbi Yaacov Haber’s “REACHINGS” Rav Gifter, the great Rosh Yeshiva of the Telz Yeshiva in Cleveland, flew one day, with a number of his students, to a wedding in Baltimore. They had to change planes in some city on the way to Baltimore. While they were waiting at the airport […]