When the Cracks Appear, Let the Light Enter

“To make room for a Divine structure, the human structure had to be demolished

When the Cracks Appear, Let the Light Enter

“The demolition itself was the beginning of a renovation of the Third Temple to be built in its very space

The People of the Moon

“The Jewish people are the people of the moon. So many times in our history we seem to be on the point of vanishing completely…and we rise time and time again, like the moon.

The Nine Days of Mourning

“Whatever we must live through is purposeful, and for our ultimate good.

The Nine Days of Mourning

“These days are the prelude to the destruction of the Holy Temple

The Roots of Trauma

“The Temple wasn’t a mere structure of bricks and mortar. It was a window – a literal gate – between heaven and earth.

17th of Tammuz

“The purpose of a fast day is to awaken our sense of loss over the destroyed Temple – and the subsequent Jewish journey into exile

The Temple for Which we are Supposed to Yearn

“On Tisha B’Av we mourn the loss of our House of Holy Presence (aka Bet HaMikdash), the heart of our people, that turns us from a throng into a higher order unity called Kenesset Yisrael, a synonymous term for Shekhina. Without our holy hub it is hard to contain the ricochet of our clashing extremes that produce the causeless hatred that prevents our inner peace. But what is it, really, that we are missing? It is probably not what most assume.”