As Tisha B’Av approaches, one of the topics foremost in our minds is that of sinas chinam, baseless hatred. The destruction of the Second Beis Hamikdash because of hatred between Jews is a lesson to all of us to improve our relationships bein adam lechaveiro. Shmiras
Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai was one of the great heroes in Jewish history. A descendant of the house of David, he was the leading sage at the time of churban Bayis Sheini. As the Jews and Romans were struggling for control of the Holy City, he managed to escape from the capital and engage the Roman
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The journeyed from Chatzeros and camped at Rismah. They journeyed from Rismah… (Bamidbar 33:17-18) Rashi (Bamidbar 33:1) teaches that the Jews encamped forty-two times over the forty years that they travelled in the desert before entering the Land of
NLEResources.com recently featured the Guidelines Chabura metholodgy to assist ba’alei teshuvah to deepen their knowledge of practical halachah. The Guidelines Chabura is a network of innovative shiurim based upon the outstanding Guidelines series of twenty-
The most remarkable thing about the failed coup in Turkey last week is how utterly unremarkable it actually was. While this particular coup was unsuccessful, since 1960 Turkey has been overthrown four times through takeovers organized and perpetrated by its own military.
We all make mistakes, I know I do. In fact, I probably make more mistakes in a day than correct decisions! However, too often, I expect others to be tolerant and forgiving and forgetting when it comes to my mistakes while I am too strict in not being as tolerant with regard to the mistakes of others.
The most cataclysmic events shaping the history of the Jewish people occurred on the Seventeenth of Tammuz and Tishah B’Av (the Ninth of Av). Profound mistakes in our relationship with God and our fellow Jews resulted in national tragedies that led to the establishment of these days of mourning, fasting, and introspection. This first Morasha... Read more »
In the first Morasha Class on the Three Weeks and Tishah B’Av we focused on the historical events that have laid the groundwork for our days of national mourning. In this class we will focus more specifically on what was lost when the Temples were each destroyed and what the causes of those tragedies were... Read more »