Tisha B’av

Additional notes on the 8th podcast

There was an essential aspect of Nesirah that I left out, which is explained here, as well as the special aspect of the first and last moment of these seventy days starting a week before Shavuos and ending with the ninth of Av. Download the podcast (Moshiach podcast 8.5) here. Running time: 20:29

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Thoughts on Tisha B'av

A few years ago on Tisha B’av, a member of my shul spoke, Mr. Stimler z’l. He was a holocaust survivor, married to a holocaust survivor. I distinctly remember the first time I met him, when he made a ‘tikun’ after davening. Usually there is a name to mention when you say your brachos. The…

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Devarim – Tisha B'av and the spies

What was the story of the spies from the perspective of the Jewish people? How could the Jewish people say that Hashem ‘hated’ them if He had shown them so many miracles and was constantly providing for them? Why does Hashem seem to confirm their fears and remove His presence from them? Why does the…

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Tisha B'av

I put together some thoughts on Tisha B’av. A few tidbits from Rav Mendel Kessin’s shiur last night, some thoughts of my own. Click here for the Tisha B’av podcast.

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This Year

As I was saying the Kinos on Tisha B’av day, I was struck by something very interesting in the eighth Kinah. It goes like this:אילותי לעזרתי תרתי חזות, אימתי בכל שנה אומרת היא השנה הזאת, אידע לכל כי מודעת זאת, אם לא כי יד ה’ עשתה זאת The Artscroll translates:I seek to witness [the fulfillment…

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