Torah is the Elixir of Life!
A special message from Rabbi Dovid Bendory, Executive Director of Pidyon.
20 Tevet 5771 | Duration: 1:39
Asarah b'Tevet is the only public fast that can fall on a Friday. How does that work?
6 Tevet 5771 | Duration: 13:54
OC 428:1,3; MB 428:3; OC 550:3; MB 550:8-11
Dedicated for a refuah shleimah for Breina bas Frieda.
The spiritual origin of the 17th of Tamuz pre-date the golden calf by some 1500 years.
18 Tamuz 5770 | Duration: 14:46
Seder Olam Rabba 4; Gen. 8:4-13
More details of the 17th of Tamuz.
17 Tamuz 5770 | Duration: 7:32
Also: the cessation of the daily offering; the burning of the Torah.
13 Tamuz 5770 | Duration: 15:06
How do we know that the tablets were smashed on the 17th of Tamuz?
12 Tamuz 5770 | Duration: 16:11
MT Taaniyot 5:1; BT Taanit 26a, 28b-29a; Zech. 16:19
Issues we should each address to become the Holy Nation we can be...
14 Av 5769 | Duration: 16:52
Reflections on Tisha B'Av: what should we learn from the fast?
10 Av 5769 | Duration: 17:32
A review of mourning customs on Tisha B'Av, and the special leniencies of lifting mourning to prepare for Shabbos when Tisha B'Av falls on Thursday.
8 Av 5769 | Duration: 17:16
OC 558:1; MB 558:1-3
During the Three Weeks, we don't simply mourn; rather, we long for Hashem and experience our deep loneliness
25 Tamuz 5769 | Duration: 15:04
The 17th of Tamuz, Self-Defense, and "Never Again."
17 Tamuz 5769 | Duration: 12:55
A brief history of the events that brought about the first downfall of Yerushalayim. What caused the Jewish people to lose the Holy City, and what can we learn from those events about what is taking place in Eretz Yisroel today?
9 Tevet 5769 | Duration: 15:11
2 Kings 16-24
In memory of Tamar Rivkah bas Sheur Zalman on the occasion of her yahrzeit.
The significance of Tisha b'Av goes beyond fasting and even beyond mourning. What are we to learn from Tisha b'Av?
7 Av 5768 | Duration: 13:17
Summary and overview of all the special aspects of Shabbos Erev Tisha b'Av.
5 Av 5768 | Duration: 15:23
On motzei shabbos erev Tisha b'Av, we cannot drink wine. How do we make havdala?
4 Av 5768 | Duration: 15:22
OC 556; MB 556:1-5
3 Av 5768 | Duration: 14:57
OC 559:1-2; MB 559:1-9
On Shabbos, the third meal usual extends past sunset into the night; on Erev Tisha b'Av, we begin fasting at sunset. So what do we do when Erev Tisha b'Av falls on Shabbos?
29 Tamuz 5768 | Duration: 16:05
OC 552:10;553:2; MB 552:23-24;553:6-7
28 Tamuz 5768 | Duration: 14:51
OC 551:9;553:2,12; MB 553:8-10,12
In general, we don't launder or wear clean clothes, take haircuts, or wash during the nine days. What about lichvod shabbat?
27 Tamuz 5768 | Duration: 15:34
OC 551:3,16; MB 551:32,95-97
Overview and summary of the history and halachot of the Three Weeks
14 Tamuz 5768 | Duration: 5:01
There are leniencies in the restrictions regarding haircuts during the three weeks for mourners just coming out of shloshim and for children's clothing. Also: avoiding the evil forces that lurk about during the three weeks.
8 Av 5767 | Duration: 11:05
OC 551:14-15,18; MB 551:81-87
Kiddush Levana is a time of joy, so it is delayed until after Tisha B'Av. Meat and wine are not eaten during the Nine Days, but what about at a seudat mitzvah?
5 Av 5767 | Duration: 15:14
OC 551:8,10; MB 551:54-55,63-78
An overview of all the halachot appertaining to the Nine Days from Rosh Chodesh Av until Tisha B'Av, plus the details on laundering, new clothes, and freshly-pressed clothes.
2 Av 5767 | Duration: 16:12
OC 551:6; MB 551:44-45
The tlata d'puranuta -- three calamaties.
17 Tamuz 5767 | Duration: 1:15
The Talmud lists five calamities that befell the Jewish People on Shiva Asar b'Tamuz.
17 Tamuz 5766 | Duration: 3:38
OC 549; MB 549:2
Prohibitions on washing and bathing during the Three Weeks. Avoiding missing opportunities to say shehechiyanu.
16 Tamuz 5766 | Duration: 14:04
OC 551:16-17; MB 551:88,90,92,94,96-100; Beur Halacha d.h. V'litzorech mitzvah
Prohibitions on meat and wine; more on haircuts and shaving; summary of the mourning customs of the Three Weeks.
15 Tamuz 5766 | Duration: 10:27
OC 551:4,7,9,11-13; MB 551:36-37,40,49,58-59,79-80
Haircuts and clean or new clothes are avoided as a sign of mourning.
14 Tamuz 5766 | Duration: 15:05
OC 551:3,5; MB 551:20-22,25,32,44-45
During the Nine Days or Three Weeks, we diminish our joy in all endeavors, whether for business or pleasure.
11 Tamuz 5766 | Duration: 13:47
OC 551:2; MB 551:11-19
Introduction to the mourning period leading up to Tisha b'Av.
10 Tamuz 5766 | Duration: 9:17
Taanit 26b; OC 551:1; MB 551:2,9
An overview of the four fasts: the 10th of Tevet, the 17th of Tamuz, the 9th of Av, and the 3rd of Tishrei.
9 Tamuz 5766 | Duration: 13:12
OC 550; MB 550:1,4,6-10
Why do we continue to fast today? Who must fast? What about someone who is sick? Pregnant? Nursing?
9 Tevet 5766 | Duration: 8:45
OC 549:1; OC 550:1; MB 550:1; MT Taaniyot 5:1,19
The History of the Tenth of Tevet as found in II Kings chapter 25.
6 Tevet 5766 | Duration: 9:34
OC 549; II Kings 25
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