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Audio: The Three Weeks & Tisha B'Av

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

The Holy Temple
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.
Siege of Jerusalem
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.
The 17th of Tammuz
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.
Happiness & Grief
Audio | 30:09
Happiness & Grief
The “Three Weeks of Mourning” with a Chassidic twist
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.
The Story and History of Tisha B'Av - Part 1
Part 1 of 3
The Story and History of Tisha B'Av - Part 2
Part 2 of 3
The Story and History of Tisha B'Av - Part 3
Part 3 of 3
Halacha of The Three Weeks
Halacha - The 9 Days and Tishah B'Av
Laws of the 9 Days and the Fast of Tisha B'Av.
Understanding Tisha B’Av
Audio | 37:06
Understanding Tisha B’Av
On Tisha B’Av we mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple; discover the positive within this mournful day.
Rabbi Schapiro on the 17th of Tammuz
Three advanced classes that discuss the fast-day of the 17th of Tammuz.
Rabbi Schapiro on
Two advanced classes that discuss the mourning period known as “the three weeks”.
The Reading of Megilat Eichah
The Book of Lamentations
The reading of Eichah in the tune in which it is traditionally chanted on Tisha B’Av.
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