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Jewish Holidays

The Song and the Testimony

July 13, 2011, by

What is the difference between the 2 songs found in the Torah (Haazinu and Az Yashir)? Why are they written differently? How is Haazinu considered a shira? Presented by Rav Aharon Kahn as part of the Lamenting Our Loss OU Tisha B’Av Video 5770. Download the source sheet.

Parshat Ekev: A Rewarding World

July 28, 2010, by

Our parsha commences with a reward and punishment classic; first, the reward: In the future, as a consequence of your heeding these laws, and your guarding and fulfilling them; Ad-noy, your G-d, will guard for you the covenant and the kindliness that He swore to your forefathers. He will love you, and bless you, and […]

Jerusalem Connections: In Our Minds and Hearts

June 29, 2010, by

This program aims to inspire each and everyone of us to focus on Yerushalayim and its meaning to the Jewish people so that next year will realize the millennia-old dream of next year in Jerusalem.

A Hug Forever

June 29, 2010, by

Unfortunately, it still remains the annual rite of a Jewish summer, a jarring contrast to the free-spirited summer fun that occupies Western society; we commonly refer to it as the three weeks, – that saddest period of our calendar – one that commemorates our national tragedies, most significantly, the destruction of the two batei mikdash […]

OU Tisha B’Av Video 5765

June 28, 2010, by

Mourning for what was, hurting for what is, believing in what will be. The OU’s Tisha B’av Video for 5765 featuring Rav Hershel Schachter, Rabbi Dr. JJ Schacter, and Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb.

Joy During the Nine Days

June 22, 2010, by

The Mishnah (Ta’anit 25b) says that once the month of Av begins, during the Nine Days, we have to reduce our joy. The Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 551:2) rules according to the Rishonim who interpret this rule as meaning that we may not engage in business, build items that bring us pleasure or make preparations […]

Showering During the Nine Days

June 17, 2010, by

The Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 551:16) records a custom practiced by Ashkenazim of not bathing or showering during the Nine Days, from Rosh Chodesh of the month of Av until the end of the Tisha B’Av mourning. Rav Moshe Soloveichik explained the custom as follows: When someone’s relative dies, there are three periods of mourning […]

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