Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Three Weeks & Nine Days Shi'ur Portal

3 of the Fifth Month 5770

1. Jewish Unity Before Tisha B'Av (Audio: Israel National Radio interview
The purpose of the Jew in exile is different from the purpose of the Jew in the land of Israel. We need to stop focusing on our ethnic associations and reconstitute ourselves as a Jewish nation.
Thursday, 08 July 2010

2. The Three Weeks, Tisha b'Av and the Four Fasts (Audio)
Should we or should we not keep all humroth of the week of Tisha b'Av? The Sema"q writes that keeping the humroth of the week of Tisha b'Av during the previous week is “an unnecessary humrah.”
Thursday, 24 June 2010

3. Laundry During The 9 Days (Text)
Question: Regarding the 9 Days and laundry. We are blessed with two boys, one three and the other 9 months. We use cloth diapers. It's permitted to do their laundry as needed, correct?
Monday, 27 July 2009

4. What is the Status of 10th Av: May One Eat Meat? (Text)
Question: My father has his birthday on 10th of Av (Friday this year) and I wanted to make a barbecue for him. Is it permissible to eat meat, drink wine and be joyful on the 10th of Av?
July 27, 2009

5. Yerushalmi Ta'anith 18 - Running Shoes on Tisha b'Av, Washing hands, etc. (Audio)
Ta'anith 18 - Running Shoes on Tisha b'Av, washing hands, etc. You can wear slippers on a fast day, but it is hard to permit wearing non-leather running shoes on Tisha b’Av or Yom Kippur.
July 6, 2009

6. Yerushalmi Ta'anith 20 - Tisha b'Av and the 3 Weeks (Audio)
Ta'anith 20 - Which type of mourning is the more severe - mourning for the Temple or for a family member? One may get engaged on Tisha b'Av. Haza"l did not enact a mourning period of three weeks - Why?
July 6, 2009

7. Music Throughout the Year and During the 3 Weeks (Hebrew Audio)
שמיעת מוזיקה בשלושת השבועות ובכל ימות השנה Music Throughout Year and during the 3 Weeks in Hebrew
July 6, 2009

8. The Four Fasts: Halakha or Minhagh? (Audio)
The Four Fasts: Halakha or Minhagh? 1. When don’t you fast? Rash"i says when Jews are sovereign, Ramba"n says during Temple times. Are Jews sovereign today? 2. Ramba"n says a majority can decide ...
July 6, 2009

9. Tisha b'Av (Text)
... 4:6) that when Tisha b'Av falls on Shabbath (in which case it is deferred till Sunday), both weeks – the week prior to Tisha b'Av, and the week following – are not considered to be the week of Tisha b'Av, ...
December 14, 2008

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