Saturday, August 13, 2016

Tisha B'av 5776 Lectures Shiurm & Inspiration

Tisha B'av Tales - featuring Rabbi Yitzy Erps.

Watch Tisha B'av come to life in this new production, "Tisha B'av Tales". Produced for Oorah’s campers at both of Oorah's TheZone summer camps, as well as for Oorah families worldwide, this production featuring world-renowned storyteller Rabbi Yitzy Erps will bring a new meaning to Tisha B'av for both young and old alike. Watch the incredible strength that was shown by our previous generations, and learn how they managed to keep their faith despite all of their incredible challenges. And most of all, learn what we can do to end this exile once and for all. Special short message at the end from HaRav Chaim Mintz, Oorah's founder and spiritual leader.

May we merit to learn from and emulate the incredible strength of our previous generations, and may we merit to rejoice in the coming of Moshiach speedily in our times.

Kamtza and Bar Kamtza - A Shiur by Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm

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Tisha B'Av - A Yom Tov?! - Rabbi Naftali Silberberg

Tisha B'Av - How Do I Bring Mashiach? - Short Message by Rabbi Chaim Mintz

Tisha B'av; Why We Long To Bring Karbanos - Rabbi Shloime Pollak - WITH A VERY INSPIRING AND TRUE STORY AS OUR METAPHOR,cwe attempt to understand and appreciate the great loss and sorrow that Jews the world over have always felt over the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash and the cessation of the Karbanos.

Last year’s Tisha B’av Production by Oorah, featuring Rabbi Gavriel Sassoon:Tisha B'av - The Key Is In Your Hands - with Rabbi Gavriel Sassoon.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe On Tisha B'av Nidcheh. 10 Menachem Av, 5748 · July 24, 1988. Morning Prayers on Tisha B'av, at the Rebbe's house on President Street.

From Tisha B'Av to Tu B'Av: What Goes Down, Must Come Up

The Talmud states in Tractate Taanis: "Never were there more joyous days for the Jewish People than the 15th of Av and Yom Kippur," listing five or six joyous events that occurred on 15 Av throughout history. What is it about the energy of the 15th of Av that attracts so much joy?

The Arizal explains that on the 15th of the month, the moon is at its fullest. The Sages teach that the Jewish People are compared to the moon -- so, just as the moon is at its fullest on the 15th of Av, so are the Jewish people. But Passover and Sukkos, too, begin on the 15th of the months of Nissan and Tishrei, respectively. What is so unique about the moon's full point during the month of Av?

The 15th of Av represents the Jewish people at their fullest -- after having fallen to their lowest on the 9th of Av, on Tisha B'av. The purpose of every spiritual descent is only for the sake of the subsequent ascent, and therefore, the greater the descent, the greater the ascent must be. That is why the joy of 15 Av -- following the sadness of Tisha B'av -- eclipses that of any other day of the year.

15 Menachem Av, 5743 · July 25, 1983

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