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.
In this guest lecture on Tisha B’av, Mrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum explains the secret of redemption hidden within the destruction of Tisha B’av.
Rabbi Hanoch Teller discusses the mournful atmosphere of the Three Weeks, the causes for the destruction, and how we can attain redemption.
In this Torah shiur (class) on the Three Weeks, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the issue of sinat chinam, one of the things that led to the churban, and how we can begin to rectify the sinat chinam.
In this class on the Three Weeks and Tisha B’Av, Rabbi Avishai David discusses the background, content, purpose, and structure of Megillat Eicha. Rabbi David discusses the Tannaic disagreement over whether the Megilla is written as a rebuke or as a lament, and if it was written before or after the actual destruction of Yerushalayim. Rabbi David then reviews the content of each perek of the Megilla, and contrasts Perek Bet, which focuses on the Beit Hamikdash, with Perek Daled, which speaks about the fate of Klal Yisrael. Rabbi David ends this overview with an examination of the hopeful element found throughout the Megilla.
In this Torah shiur (class) on the three weeks, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg discusses a few different ideas relating to the time between the seventeenth of Tamuz, and the ninth of Av.
Rebbetzin Heller speaks about the sad atmosphere of the Three Weeks, and how we can feel the reality of destruction and exile.
In this guest lecture, Rabbi Alexander Cohen of Shearim College of Jewish Studies for Women discusses the opportunity for gaining dveikut with Hashem during the Three 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.