Focuses on the incredible phenomenon of mass suicide in various Jewish communities faced with the choice of death or conversion to Christianity.
Explains the background and meaning of the kinna by Elazar haKalir entitled ‘V’ata amarta, heitiv eitiv imach’. In this kinna, the special relationship of the Jewish People with Hashem as promised seems to be shattered, as troubles and tribulations are unleashed on the Jewish nation during the time of the Churban.
Explains kinna number nine, “Eicha Tifarti”, in detail. The kinna describes the tragedies of Jewish history, and the terrible consequences of distorting its causes.
Explicates the themes and structure of the kinna “Eicha Atzta B’Apecha”, Examining the reaction of the Jewish people to the destruction of the exile.
Analyzes the themes of the first kinna. This Kinna describes the sudden shock of the Churban, as well as the mourning of both Hashem and the Jewish People at the unbelievable loss of the Beit Hamikdash.
An overview of the dual nature of Tisha B’av as a day of mourning and a public fast day. Rabbi David then reviews Megillat Eicha, and shows how it parallels many of the themes of the Kinnot.
Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses The holiday of Chanuka.
Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses The power of the oral law on the holiday of Chanukah.
Rabbi Michael Taubes discusses the unique aspect of publicizing the miracle of Chanukah.
Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the significance of the fifth night of Chanukah.
Rebbitzin Tziporah Heller discusses the Holiday of Chanukah.
Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses The Mitzvot in the Torah.