Tisha B’av & The 3 Weeks 2019
Tisha B’av - Persecution of the Jews
Why do we mourn the destruction if the Temple thousands of years later? Why have the Jewish people been persecuted by almost every other nation over the course of history? Rabbi Lauffer gives meaning and depth to the mourning and persecution of the Jewish people
Tisha B’av - Where’s the Rope?
Our Sages tell us that in the end of days God will shake the "Rope of the Messiah" powerfully, and only those that will have a tremendous sense of belief in God will manage to hold on. Where's the rope?
Tisha B’av - The Catalyst Behind the First and Final Redemption
How can we be comforted for all the pain and suffering the Jewish nation has been through, throughout history? What is our mission during the mourning period? Rabbi Alpren focuses on cutting away the barriers that separate us from our fellow Jews
Tisha B’av - The Function of Public Mourning
The mourning period creates a framework whereby a person can eventually be habituated to rejoin society. Rabbi Breitowitz explains the healing aspect of Jewish mourning, as well as our role in bringing the redemption
Tisha B’av - Looking In, Looking Out
What is the ultimate goal of the day of Tisha B'Av? What can we do to help rebuild the Temple and Jerusalem? Rabbi Kaplan focuses on how we can improve loving our fellow Jew
Tisha B’av - Why Do We Mourn?
Why do we cry and mourn today for events that took place 2000 years ago? How do we feel the pain of what the Jewish nation went through on Tisha B'Av? Rabbi Kaplan explains what our role is on this meaningful day
Tisha B’av - Setting the Tone
How could it be that the holy city of Jerusalem, that was the glory of the world, lies desolate and destroyed? How can we understand the fact that we still sitting on the floor in mourning 2000 years later?
Tisha B’av - Hope in Destruction
Despair is our worst spiritual enemy. Despair robs us of our energy, hope and direction. Rabbi Gottlieb explains how failing or stumbling in life is an opportunity for growth. How can we feel hope in destruction without falling into despair?
Tisha B’av - Revealing the Light
A well-known concept in Judaism is the idea of "Descent for the sake of Ascent". We experience physical and spiritual failures in life daily, Rabbi Gottleib provides us with the tools to overcome these challenges, and reveal the light through the darkness
The Fast of the Tenth of Tevet — Question and Answers
What is the reason for the fast of the Tenth of Tevet, and what is forbidden to do on a fast day?
Tisha B’av - Redefining Baseless Hate
Baseless hate as described in the Gemara, refers not to active hatred, but to disinterest in preventing others from slipping into heretical views