• July 30, 2021
  • 21 5781, Av
  • פרשת ויחי

Churban & Tikkun: A Virtual Tour

Churban & Tikkun: A Virtual Tour

A well-known rabbinic adage teaches that the Second Temple was destroyed due to sinat hinam, often translated as “baseless hatred.”  A common cliché adds that if this is so, the remedy must be ahavat hinam – baseless love.  Join tour guide Rabbi Alan Haber for an online journey descending beneath the streets of the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City to try and decipher what this actually means.  Through a careful analysis of the remains in the excavations known as the Herodian Quarter and the Burnt House we will gain, together with several pertinent rabbinic and historical texts, perspective and derive some important and relevant contemporary lessons.

This virtual tour will incorporate footage from an actual, in-person tour that WebYeshiva recently organized.

July 18, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Churban & Tikkun: A Virtual Tour: Churban & Tikkun: A Virtual Tour
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A well-known rabbinic adage teaches that the Second Temple was destroyed due to sinat hinam, often translated as “baseless hatred.”  A common cliché adds that if this is so, the remedy must be ahavat hinam – baseless love.  Join tour guide Rabbi Alan Haber for an online journey descending beneath the streets of the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City to try and decipher what this actually means.  Through a careful analysis of the remains in the excavations known as the Herodian Quarter and the Broad Wall, together with several pertinent rabbinic and historical texts, we will gain perspective and derive some important and relevant contemporary lessons.

This virtual tour will incorporate footage from an actual, in-person tour that WebYeshiva recently organized.

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Rabbi Alan Haber serves on the faculty of World Bnei Akiva’s Midreshet Torah V’Avodah and has taught at Nishmat, Matan, and YTA. He was one of the founders of Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY) serving as director for 16 years. A licensed professional tour guide, he has lectured widely in Israel and around the world and is a graduate of Yeshivat Har Etzion and Yeshiva University.