VIRTUAL TOUR: The Fall of the Beit Ha-Mikdash
על מה אבדה הארץ – For what was the land lost? Our rabbis teach us that the destruction of the First and Second Temples which we commemorate on the 9th of Av came about because of our sins. They explain that the purpose of mourning destruction is to bring about tikkun – to correct past shortcomings and bring about redemption. On this virtual tour (using photos, maps, and some original video clips shot for the occasion), join Rabbi Alan Haber and explore sites around the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, places that tell the story of the destructive path we traversed. At the same time, hear what our sages had to say about our follies, and their hope that understanding the tragedies of the past will help us build a better future.
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.