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A Mini-Tour of the Mini-Mikdash

C.B. Gavant

Have you ever seen the Beis HaMikdash? Perhaps you’ve seen models or drawings of the Mishkan. If you’re very lucky, maybe you’ve even seen the Kosel. Of course, there’s no one alive today who’s merited to see the Beis HaMikdash. But if you go to the Aish HaTorah World Center, located right opposite the Kosel Plaza, and climb the stairs to the building’s roof, you’ll get to see a model of the Second Beis HaMikdash in all its glory.

 

Tisha B’Av with Zeidy Zakon

Rabbi Nachman and Miriam Zakon

This is such a sad, sad day. We sit on the floor, we cry, and we say Kinos. Oy. Did you ever wonder what Tisha B’Av is like at the place where the Beis HaMikdash was burned down? Come, let’s go visit Yerushalayim on Tisha B’Av with Zeidy Zakon.

 

Spotlight: A Recipe for Peace and Friendship

Sara Miriam Gross

Tisha B’Av is almost here. We hope it will be a Yom Tov but if it isn’t we know the reason why — there are still repairs to be done, additional mitzvos that will bring shalom, peace and achdus, unity, to Klal Yisrael. Wondering what you can do? Let’s visit the Gateshead Jewish Primary School for Girls in England for some great ideas! We spoke with Deputy Headteacher Mrs. Debra Danan and three students, to find out their school’s special recipe for peace and friendship.

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Winds of Fear
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The juxtaposition of Irma and Elul
Making Our Story His
Yonoson Rosenblum On Rosh Hashanah we do not hide
No Icing on the Cake
Eytan Kobre Society — and sanity — has lost
Soul Stirring
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Simply put, the Yamim Noraim work
Day in the Life of Aaron Ovadia
Rachel Bachrach Aaron Ovadia’s Drops of Light Project
Even Your In-Laws
Jacob L. Freedman No big reward if it’s not tough
Connecting the Dots
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The evil, the eclipse, the destruction, the goodness
Above the Clouds
Faigy Peritzman Taking no step of my journey for granted
Moving Forward
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Rosh Hashanah invites us into our future
Kings and Queens
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt Such is the power of kavod