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Three weeks of the Jewish year -- Tammuz 17 to Av 9 -- are designated as a time of mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temple and the resultant galut (physical exile and spiritual displacement) in which we still find ourselves

Audio: The Three Weeks & Tisha B'Av

Audio: The Three Weeks & Tisha B'Av

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A series of classes on the Holy Temple and its significance
For 830 years -- from 833 to 423 BCE and again from 349 BCE to 69 CE -- there stood an edifice upon a Jerusalem hilltop which served as the point of contact between heaven and earth.
Audio | 49:41
Siege of Jerusalem
The Romans lay siege to Jerusalem; the leading Sage is smuggled out to confront Vespasian, the Roman General. Learn the spiritual significance of these events according to the mystical teachings of the Maharal of Prague.
Audio | 35:25
The 17th of Tammuz
Many tragedies had befallen our people on the 17th of Tammuz and marks the beginning of the three week mourning period for the destruction of the Holy Temple and the subsequent exile.
Audio | 30:09
Happiness & Grief
What are the “Three Weeks”? How do Jews traditionally mark the Destruction of the Temple? Are joy and mourning contradictory? Apply the lessons of the Jewish calendar to your own, day-to-day perspectives.
Laws of the 9 Days and the Fast of Tisha B'Av.
Audio | 37:06
Advanced
Understanding Tisha B’Av
On Tisha B’Av we mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple; discover the positive within this mournful day.
Three advanced classes that discuss the fast-day of the 17th of Tammuz.
Two advanced classes that discuss the mourning period known as “the three weeks”.
The reading of Eichah in the tune it is traditionally chanted on Tishah B’Av.
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