Therefore I Laugh Maseches Makkos concludes (24b) with the famous anecdote of Rabbi Akiva and three of his peers as they beheld the destruction of Jerusalem. Upon reaching the Temple… Read more »
Category: 3 Weeks
The First Temple was destroyed as a result of the three Cardinal Sins. The Second Temple was destroyed as a result of baseless hatred. What is the difference between the two? Why was the Second Temple specifically sensitive to baseless hatred? And which special lesson can we derive for our own generation?
Why is Tisha b’Av a day of such severe mourning?
Five major tragedies happened to the Jewish nation on Tisha b’Av:
It was decreed upon the generation of the wilderness that they would not enter Eretz Yisroel.
The first holy Temple was destroyed.