• August 21, 2019
  • 20 5779, Av
  • פרשת וארא

Halacha: The 3 Weeks

Halacha: The 3 Weeks

Learn with Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he reviews the halachot of the three weeks which last from the 17th of Tammuz until the 10th of Av.

July 23, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Halacha: The 3 Weeks: Lesson
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Hello Everyone

Welcome to this series of shiurim on the period of “בין המצרים”- “The Three Weeks.”

The Three Weeks are framed by two fast days, the 17th of Tamuz and Tisha B’Av. In today’s shiur we will ask, “Why do we fast?”  Has the issue of fasting changed at all over time, especially since today we have our own state in the Israel which we can all call home?

We will look at an intriguing discussion between the Jews of Babylon with the prophet Zechariah and the Gemarah’s explanation in masechet Rosh Hashanah.

I look forward to meeting with you today

Stuart Fischman

July 30, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Halacha: The 3 Weeks: Lesson
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Hello Everyone

In today’s shiur we will review the Halachot of the בין המצרים period. We will focus on how the rules of mourning help us to focus on the loss of the Beit Hamikdash and how to follow them in our society.

August 6, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Halacha: The 3 Weeks: Lesson
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Hello Everyone,

In today’s shiur we will discuss the prayer “נחם” which is said in the Shmineh Esrei prayer on Tisha B’Av. The text of the prayer is a moving elegy for the lost Jerusalem. What has provoked serious discussion is the question of whether the prayer reflects the reality of Jerusalem today. We are grateful to Hashem that we live in a time when Jerusalem is filled with Jewish residents.Can we honestly described Jerusalem as “mourning without her children?” This question has been answered, broadly speaking, in two ways. There are those who written a new text which reflects our current situation. Then there are those who maintain that the original text may not and ought not to be tampered with. We will examine both positions.

I look forward to learning with you today.

Stuart Fischman

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. Since 1989 he has been studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.