Mourning Our Inability to Mourn
In this talk with Rabbi Gidon Rothstein we will look at the lost institutions of the time of a Beit HaMikdash – the Temple, the King, Sanhedrin, and Prophet. By exploring these institutions we will consider how life was supposed to work in a Jewish State and gauge if we are able to mourn those losses fully enough to count ourselves as those who truly mourn for Jerusalem.
Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein has semicha from YU (RIETS) and a PhD from Harvard. He has worked in shul rabbinate, high school and adult education. He is the author of both fiction and non-fiction, most recently "As If We Were There: Readings for a Transformative Passover Experience". He lives in Riverdale, NY.