A Tale of Wail (1:39)
Why mourn the loss of an ancient Temple? Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av, is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, on which we fast, deprive ourselves and pray. It is the culmination of the Three Weeks, a period of time during which we mark the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
Series: JLI Weekly Video
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 (150)
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)