Holidays
 
The 17th of tammuz - Customs and Laws The 17th day in the Jewish month of Tammuz, Jews the world over fast and lament to commemorate the many calamities that have befallen our people on...
Devarim - Shabbos Chazon This Shabbos is known as Shabbos Chazon , because the first word of its Haftorah is chazon, “vision” — the calamitous vision beheld by the prophet...
Lost in Translation Can spiritual concepts be expressed in everyday language? Or must they be discussed only in somber tones and sacred whispers, if they are even...
The Battle for the Kotel In those years, the area in front of the Kotel did not look like it does today. Only a narrow alley separated the Kotel and the Arab houses on its...
The Purpose of Exile - Tisha B'Av The ultimate purpose of the present day exile, which began after the destruction of the Beis HaMikdosh on the ninth of Av, is that it allows Jews...
Inseparably One - 17th of Tammuz The breaking of the tablets and the breach in the wall around Yerushalayim on the 17th of Tammuz symbolize the danger and tragedy in the attitude...
"Double Vision" The Torah portion of Devarim is invariably read on the Shabbos that precedes the Ninth of Av, the day that commemorates the destruction of the...
The Parable of the Garments The Torah portion of Devarim is always read on the Shabbos preceding the fast of the Ninth of Av, which commemorates the destruction of the first...