Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
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Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik “Shall I Weep In The Fifth Month?” Why was it necessary, according to the Rambam, to mourn the First Temple even after the Second Temple had been built? And why must we observe Tisha BeAv today, if Jerusalem is once more in our hands? Holiday Packages
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Avelut Yeshanah and Avelut Chadashah: The Meaning of the Three Weeks
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik “Against the Enemy That Oppresses You”: The Basis of the Historical Fasts In Hilkhot Ta'aniot, the Rambam writes that the basis for our observance of communal fast days is the experience of tzara, affliction. What is the basis for our observance of the public fast days that commemorate historical events? In this sicha, Rav Soloveitchik analyzes the Rambam's view in contrast to that of other Rishonim and concludes that the Rambam's view reflects the Jewish concept of "remembrance."