Three Weeks

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History Repeats Itself

In these times, when it is harder for everyone to make a living, let's pay more attention to our friends: listen to them, encourage them, be considerate. Give more tzedaka and help. Read an unbelievable, true story of such a person...

Giving is Living 

As we progress through the three weeks of mourning for the destruction of the Holy Temple and our extended exile, let’s remember that the cause is baseless hatred. This can only be remedied by fostering love of Yisrael, both within ourselves and others.

Ronen, Ruth and Rabbi YZL

Perhaps in light of losing Ronen and the fast approaching commemoration of the Temples’ destruction, we could find it in ourselves to strengthen our love between each other…

A Beautiful World

You wouldn't expect this to be the title of an article for the Three Weeks. But instead of lamenting, let’s become proactive and rectify the reason why we lost our Holy Temple…

The Toothpick Salvation

Shabbat Chazon: The evil inclination embodied itself in a carrot shred that decided to become a squatter between two of my teeth. It laughed at my travel toothbrush...

Tisha B’Av, Why?

Living emuna demands that we change our vision and start believing that Hashem actively guides us from moment to moment in every aspect of our lives...

Why Another Tisha B’av?

Hashem leads us down the path that we choose for ourselves. If we made more of an effort to discover the joy of Judaism, maybe we'd rejoice on Tisha B'av...

The War Effort

Israel has plenty of hi-tech and state-of-the-art weapons, but they can't stop the wave of knife-wielding terror that affects our entire country…

Bookworm in the Mikva

I couldn't believe it. There he was, sitting on the bench in the corner of the communal dressing/undressing area in the mikva, reading a book and impervious to the whole world...

Pitfalls of Perception

The Three Weeks are a time to reflect as to where our intellects have taken us. Arrogance is when a person expects the world to function according to his logic; as such, even people of the highest intelligence are liable to make grave mistakes.

Covenant of Peace

The jealousy and competition between groups, when each claims that his particular group is the master of the truth, is far from true service of Hashem...

Get it Right!

Warped values and skewed stringencies led to the destruction of both temples, where human life was less important than turning over the sacrificial meat and bones on the altar...

Bar Kamtza’s Kiddush

Are we all a nation of Bar Kamtzas, holding grudges? Then why hasn't our Holy Temple been rebuilt already? It's time we look in the mirror...