Was G-d Allowed to Destroy the Temple? (26:35)
The purpose of destruction is only on the condition to rebuild better and greater. This applies to on the micro as well as on the macro level. Though we can’t recognize this in exile, what seems like negative events is really in and of itself an act of love. This class was given at The Baal Shem Tov Library, 1709 ave J. For more information, visit: thebaalshemtovlibrary.com.
Rabbi Naftali Silberberg (140)
Tisha B'Av: The Secret To Survival, Part I (10:16)
Rabbi David Fohrman (6)
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara (5:14)
Date: June 23, 1858 (11 Tammuz, 5618) In the summer of 1858, 6-year old Edgardo Mortara, a Jewish boy living in Bologna, Italy, was forcibly taken from his home by Italian police acting at the behest of the Inquisition
Series: This Week in Jewish History
Dr. Henry Abramson (90)
Can There Be a Shadow Without Light? (1:32:07)
Rabbi Simon Jacobson (100)
What Is Tu B'Av? (35:14)
Tu B’av and Yom Kippur are singled out by the sages as the most joyous and celebratory days for the Jewish people
Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau (24)
The Economics of Creative Destruction (1:01:06)
What is the age of the world? 1 minute. Rabbi Asher Crispe reviews the changes in technology and agriculture over the last century. 97% of the work force has been freed up from agricultural work and now manufacturing is being done with robots. As bad as the economy seems this is the best time in the history of the world
Rabbi Asher Crispe (41)
Lamentations of Love (50:06)
With the Torah we can weather any storm. Rabbi Avraham Bergstein learns out from the book of Eicha that we must remain true to Torah in order to have strength at this time. The Jewish people are compared to a sapphire which will not be smashed on an anvil, but remains whole and strong.
Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein (32)
Parshat Shelach: Why Did Moshe Send Spies? (34:03)
Rabbi Eliyahu Nosson Silberberg (20)
Rabbinic Paradigms: Obstacle or Opportunity (56:33)
In this talk, given at the National Jewish Retreat, Rabbi Lisbon teaches an unbelievable Sicha (discourse) of the Lubavitcher Rebbe that explains a passage from the Talmud within the context of Chassidus. .
Rabbi Elchonon Lisbon (1)
Mayanot Moment: The Nine Days (3:30)
During the Nine Days, we mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple, an event that happened so long ago. It begs the question: "What relevance does it have on my own personal life?" In this short clip, Rabbi Shmuel Braun shares two powerful points from the Lubavitcher Rebbe which explain the effect of the Temple's destruction on our current day-to-day lives
Rabbi Shmuel Braun (72)
Exile: The Ultimate Expression of G-d's Unconditional Love (1:07:50)
"Tanya, Cultivating the Inner Life" Discover an inner resource that could help you resolve the most troubling, vexing and intimate human dilemmas: Why is life such a struggle, a constant challenge? Why is my inner life so full of contradictions? How does one deal with anger, anxiety, unwholesome desires, jealousies, stress and emotional, mental and spiritual blockages? What is the secret to developing loving and lasting personal relationships? How does one attain genuine joy, satisfaction, and a general sense of wholesomeness? Kabbalah and thePsychology of the Soul In New York : Tune in for Kabbalah and the Psychology of the Soul, a weekly show with Rabbi Ben-Tzion Krasnianski
Rabbi Ben Tzion Krasnianski (17)
Jewish Law: The Laws of Tisha B'Av (1:15:33)
Tisha B'Av is the fast day which takes place on the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av. Rabbi Bell takes us through all the many halachot surrounding this day and the days before it, and explains how it is an even stricter fast than Yom Kippur!.
Rabbi Berel Bell (129)
Geulah: What It Means to You (1:08:13)
This lecture was given by Rabbi Steinsaltz during the Three Weeks, an annual period each summer in which we mourn the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash, the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Rabbi Steinsaltz challenges his audience to consider its relevance to their lives. He inspires self-reflection regarding one's own life and goals as well as the future, both personal and collective.
Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz (138)
The Art of Effective Listening (42:27)
Menachem Av: What Kabbalah says about destruction and redemption. The art of effective listening. Discover how these two concepts are really one cohesive message. Rabbi DovBer Pinson is a world-renowned scholar, author, thinker, and beloved spiritual teacher. Through his books, lectures, and consul he has touched and inspired the lives of thousands
Rabbi DovBer Pinson (42)
The Temple: Why You Should Care (17:40)
The Holy Temple was destroyed thousands of years ago. Why, then, is it still central to Jewish prayer and thought today? How is it relevant to Jews living in the 21st century? Join Rabbi Levi Garelik for a surprising exploration of the significance of the Holy Temple to the modern Jew.
Rabbi Levi Garelik (2)
The Three Weeks (8:01)
The Three Weeks is a period of mourning commemorating the destruction of the first and second Jewish Temples. The Three Weeks start on the seventeenth day of the Jewish month of Tammuz — the fast of Shiva Asar B'Tammuz — and end on the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av — the fast of Tisha B'Av, which occurs exactly three weeks later
Yosef Shaffer (13)
The Month of Av (15:09)
Rabbi Shea Hecht is the chairman of the board of the National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE) which is a multi-faceted charity that protects, feeds and educates thousands throughout the NY metro area and around the nation. For more information about NCFJE, check out www.ncfje.org.
Series: The Jewish Year
Rabbi Shea Hecht (20)
Jewish Law: Tisha B'Av (13:50)
Tisha B'Av is an annual fast day in Judaism, named for the ninth day of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction of both the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem, which occurred about 656 years apart, but on the same Hebrew calendar date. Accordingly, the day has been called the "saddest day in Jewish history".
Rabbi Shmuel Bluming (11)
The Temple: A Heavenly Structure (21:23)
Though the Holy Temple was made of rock, it was truly a heavenly structure. What was its essential function in this world? Why