In this Torah class Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller discusses how to make the day of Tisha B’Av relevant to our days
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.
An in-depth look at galus (exile) and what it means today.
An introductory look at golus (exile).
In this Torah shiur (class), Mrs. Shira Smiles explores the underlying theme of the Three Weeks of Mourning between the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B’av.
Rabbi Moshe N. Reichman discusses the causes for the Churban, as discussed in the Gemara, and how we can correct ourselves to bring the Geulah.
In this Torah class Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the time Between the Sieges
In this class Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the The Essence & Rectification of the 3 Weeks
In this class (shiur) on the period of Bein Hamitzarim, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the aveilut for the churban and how it is not a lament for the past but a way of bringing us to the reality of the geulah within us.
In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the 3 Weeks.
In this class Dayan Shlomo Cohen discusses When to be smart and when to be right.
In this class (Shiur) Rebbetzin Tzipora Helps us get a deeper understanding of the churban and how it relates to our lives
In this class (Shiur) Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses how on this day of mourning we have to create unity
In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the 3 weeks.
Rabbi Hanoch Teller talks about what we are mourning for on Tisha B’Av, and how to feel the tragedy of the Churban today.
Mrs. Shira Smiles gives us a deeper understanding of Tisha B’Av, the day that we mourn the destruction of the two Batei Hamikdash, Holy Temples.
In this shiur on Tisha B’av, Rabbi Shimon Isaacson demonstrates how the halachot of the day are designed to arouse one to awareness of our national tragedy and feelings of mourning for our loss.
Mrs. Shira Smiles explores the message of the month of Av.
In analyzing our obligation of personal and communal mourning of the Churban (destruction of the Beit HaMikdash), Rabbi Avishai David gives us a legal and philosophical understanding of the Torah’s approach to mourning.
In this Torah shiur (class) on the Three Weeks, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg explains what the true mourning for Jerusalem should be, a yearning for the deep spirituality that was once intrinsic to the city, and is no longer there. True mourning for Jerusalem will help us merit its rebuilding.
Following last week’s class, Rabbi Avishai David delves into the philosophical perspectives on mourning and consolation.
In this guest lecture by Rabbi Ilan Segal of Afikei Torah Seminary in Jerusalem, Rabbi Segal explores Bein Hamitzarim as part of a pattern of three week time periods which recur in Nissan and Tishrei. For more information about Afikei Torah, go to www.Afikeitorah.org.
In this class, Rabbi Avishai David discusses The Haftarot of the seven weeks following the Ninth of Av as a poignant Torah message of hope and comfort to the Exiled Jewish Nation. Rabbi David gives an in-depth analysis of these portions of Navi.
In this guest lecture in honor of the Three Weeks, Rabbi Ilan Segal of Afikei Torah Seminary of Jerusalem completes his overview of the period of mourning between the 17th day of Tammuz and Tisha B’av. For more information about Afikei Torah, go to www.Afikeitorah.org.