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17 Tammuz - 9 Av

These shiurim are dedicated in memory of Dr. William Major z"l.

Special Tisha B'Av Journal

Click here for audio shiurim on Megillat Eicha, by Dr. Yael Ziegler 

Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein

Complementary Reproaches:Two Prophecies on the Destruction

Rav Itamar Eldar R. Nachman on the Causes and Consequences of the Destruction
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Tisha Be-Av : Erev Tisha Be-Av; the Five Afflictions

In tribute to Gush Katif


For Mount Zion, 
 which is desolate; 
 foxes walk on it. 

You, O Lord, rule  forever, 
Your throne for  generations. 

Why do You forget us  forever, 
Forsake us for so long. 

Return us to You, God,
And we shall return;
Renew our days 
 as of old.

Rav Avi Baumol   Tisha B'Av: A Day of Mourning, A Day of Teshuva
Rav David Brofsky   Laws of the Nine Days
Rav David Brofsky   Bein Ha-metzarim: Laws of the Three Weeks
Rav David Brofsky   The Laws of Tisha Be-Av and the Dual Nature of the Day
Rav Mordechai Friedman    The Three Weeks and the Nine Days
Rav Moshe Pinchuk   Tisha be-Av as a "Mo'ed"
Rav Shabtai Rappaport   The Ninth of Av and Rebuilding the Temple
Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon   Tish'a Be'av That Falls out on Sunday
Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon   Some Laws of the Nine Days
Rav Binyamin Tabory   Tearing Garments Upon Seeing the Cities of Judea
Rav Binyamin Tabory   Tisha Be-Av on Shabbat
Rav Moshe Taragin   Torah Reading at Mincha on Fast Days
Rav Moshe Taragin   Torah Study on Tisha B'Av
Rav Moshe Taragin   The Aveilut of Tisha B'Av
Rav Moshe Taragin   Blowing Trumpets on A Fast Day: Prayer and Unity  
Rav Moshe Taragin   The Issur for an Avel to Attend a Simcha  
Jewish Thought      
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt"l   Avelut Yeshanah and Avelut Chadashah:
Historical and Individual Mourning
Rav Yehuda Amital zt"l   Why the Temple Was Destroyed  
Rav Aharon Lichtenstein   Why Did Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai Weep?  
Rav Aharon Lichtenstein   Love and Hate That are Not Baseless  
Rav Yitzchak Blau   Songs of Innocence and Experience  
Rav Ezra Bick   Nevuchadnezer and Chizkiyahu  
Rav Yitzchak Blau   Responding to Catastrophe  
Rav Yitzchak Blau   The Placement of a Blemish and the Placement of an Aggada  
Rav Gad Eldad   Tish’a Be-Av as a Festival  
Rav Yitzchak Etshalom   Sinai and Tziyyon  
Rav Baruch Gigi   Jerusalem - A City that Turns All of Israel into Friends  
Rav Yair Kahn   The Secret of Jewish Regeneration  
Rav Mosheh Lichtenstein   Repentance or Wailing?  

Rav Elyakim Krumbein

You Comfort Me in Vain - A Clarification of the
Connection Between Pesach and Tish'a B'Av

Rav Yaakov Medan   The Oral Law and the Secret of Eikha  
Rav Yitzchak Levi   What Can we Do to Hasten the Rebuilding of the Temple?  
Rav Yitzchak Levi   The Causes of the Destruction of the First Temple - Part 1  
Rav Yitzchak Levi   The Causes of the Destruction of the First Temple - Part 2  
Rav Yitzchak Levi   The Causes of the Destruction of the First Temple - Part 3  
Rav Yehuda Shaviv   Punishment and Hope: The Haftora for Tisha B'Av  
Rav Yehuda Shaviv   "And Your Faithfulness in the Nights": Faith in Times of Distress  
Rav Yehuda Shaviv   The Seven Haftarot of Consolation  
Rav Yehuda Shaviv   From Mourning to Comfort  
Rav Meir Spiegelman   I Am With Him in Distress  
Rav Moshe Taragin   "Shall Kohen and Prophet be Slain in the Sanctuary?"  
Rav Moshe Taragin   Eikha: A Verbal Capsule of Jewish History  
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