Understanding the depth and beauty of the prayers found in the Yom Kippur Machzor, based on Insights from Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik. One of the major themes in the machzor is the dialectic between the grandeur and majesty of the human condition on the one hand and the frail nature of the human condition on the
Rabban Gamliel’s reaction to being replaced as the leader demonstrated humility. This humility was lacking in the story of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza. Presented by Rabbi Steven Burg as part of “Lamenting Our Loss: OU Tisha B’Av Video 5770”. Click here for the audio version
One of the themes of Tisha B’Av kinot is that the Torah was also taken away from us. No longer does Torah, nor the wisdom of the sages emanate from Zion. Presented by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb as part of “Lamenting Our Loss: OU Tisha B’Av Video 5770”. Listen to the audio version here
“I am the Man Who has Known Affliction” – re-experiencing the loss of the Beit HaMikdash and the removal of the shechinah. Rabbi Weil’s Kinot from Tisha B’Av 5770. Recorded as part of the Orthodox Union’s Tisha B’Av webcast at Shaarey Zedek Congregation, in Valley Village, California on July 20, 2010.
“I am the Man Who has Known Affliction”: Chapter 3 of Eicha differs from the rest of the megillah in many ways; it is Jeremiah’s eyewitness account of the churban. It’s not a report, he was there! Recorded at Young Israel of Woodmere on Thursday, July 20, 2010 as a live webcast by the Orthodox Union.
What happened on Tisha B’Av that caused so many tragedies to occur? An understanding of what the sin of the spies was all about. Join OU board member Charlie Harary for an inspiring spiritual journey into the root of the destruction underlying the most tragic day in Jewish history.
Finding Hope in the Destruction Presented by Rabbi Yaakov Glasser. Rabbi Glasser’s shiur is geared towards teenagers, but it is appropriate for adults as well. Tisha B’Av is also called a Mo’ed; it’s not exclusively a sad day when we mourn the Beit HaMikdash. There is also an element that focuses on hope, on the future.