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Rabbi Chaim Brovender

Rabbi Chaim Brovender, Rosh Yeshiva of WebYeshiva.org - the world's first fully interactive online yeshiva - is president of the ATID Foundation.

Crying Over the First Beit HaMikdash

August 7, 2008, by

The Shulchan Aruch notes that we are obligated to fast on Tisha B’Av because of the terrible events that occurred on that day (Orach Chayim 549:1). The Mishnah Brura (based on the Mishnah in Taanit 26b) elaborates on this statement and lists five events which occurred on that day. Two of those events are rather