On Tisha B’Av, we were in the deepest darkness, and we sat on the…
This week Chaim Kramer discusses the Torah portion Va’etchanan. This is Shabbat Nachamu, the Shabbat of consolation after the increasingly intense mourning period of The Three Weeks, culminating in the fast of Tisha B’av. Reb Chaim discusses why Moses was broken-hearted when he was not allowed to enter the Land of Israel; why he had to be buried outside the Holy Land; Moses’ prayers; the Ten Commandments; the mitzvah of Shabbat; the Shema Yisrael, and more.
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Consolation is the theme of the seven haftorahs between Tisha B’av and Rosh Hashana. Parshat Eikev is filled with Hashem, God’s, love for the Jewish people. Rebbe Nachman explains that if you will (joyfully) guard the mitzvot that don’t seem so important to you, God will help you guard your morality so that you never transgress the more difficult mitzvot. Enjoy this uplifting, joyful video with Rabbi Chaim Kramer.