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Asarah B'Teves: Present & Future
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
The Tenth of Teves is the date that commemorates both the siege around Yerushalayim that began the process of its destruction, as well as the Yom Shemu'ah, the date following the Churban that the news of the destruction reached the Jews in exile. It follows that we should use Asarah B'Teves as a Yom Shemu'ah, a day of hearing and understanding, when we should be attentive to what is going on around us and hear the messages for real change.
‌Kinos 5777 - RYS Teichtal - 04 - The Value of Every Jew
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eicha 5775 - Ch 1
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eicha 5775 - Ch 2
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eicha 5775 - Ch 3
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eicha 5775 - Ch 4
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eicha 5775 Ch 5
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eicha 5778 - Chazon Ish - Chapter 1
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eicha 5778 - Chazon Ish - Chapter 2
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eicha 5778 - Chazon Ish - Chapter 3
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eicha 5778 - Chazon Ish - Chapter 4
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eicha 5778 - Chazon Ish - Chapter 5
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eichah 5777 - RYS Teichtal - Chapter 1
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eichah 5777 - RYS Teichtal - Chapter 2
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eichah 5777 - RYS Teichtal - Chapter 3
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eichah 5777 - RYS Teichtal - Chapter 4
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eichah 5777 - RYS Teichtal - Chapter 5
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinnos 5772- The Mir Yeshiva- Conclusion
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinnos 5772- The Mir Yeshiva- Part 1- Ain Od Milvado
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
In the Kinos 5772 series, we learn about the Kinos through the story of the Mir Yeshiva. The Mir Yeshiva is the only Yeshiva that survived the Holocaust, and continued to rebuild Torah. We introduce our framework for approaching this with the idea of "Ain Od Milvado"--that there is nothing else besides for Hashem. The Mir Yeshiva, as a Torah center, epitomizes this idea--focused Torah learning with the knowledge that everything is only for Hashem. The miracle of its survival is because Hashem promised that the Torah would never be forgotten from the Jewish people.
Kinnos 5772- The Mir Yeshiva- Part 2- For the Love of Torah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinnos 5772- The Mir Yeshiva- Part 3- The Mir Family
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
In the Kinos 5772 series, we learn about the Kinos through the story of the Mir Yeshiva. In this section, we focus on Rav Chaim Shmulevitz and the unity of the "Mir Family." Rav Chaim Shmulevitz felt strongly that every single member of the yeshiva must stick together, and looked out for each one. We must look at our fellow members of Klal Yisroel in the same way, as part of on family.
Kinnos 5772- The Mir Yeshiva- Part 4- Seeing Hashem's Hand
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
In Part 4 of our Kinnos series about Yeshivas Mir, we again discuss the idea of “Ain Od Milvado.” Throughout the difficult, trying journey of the Mirs Yeshiva in World War 2, the rabbanim and members of the yeshiva were able to see Hashem’s hand in everything, and recognize that He alone is the cause of all that happens.
Kinnos 5772- The Mir Yeshiva- Part 5
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinnos 5772- The Mir Yeshiva- Part 6
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinos 5775 - The Story of Mike Tress - Part 1 - A Caring Heart
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Many people attribute their lives and freedom to Mike Tress, who saved thousands of individuals during the Holocaust. He worked tirelessly for Klal Yisroel, strengthening Yiddishkeit in America in a time where many had thrown off the yoke of Torah. He is characterized by his tremendous, caring heart, and ability to respond to the needs of every single individual, not just Klal Yisroel as a whole.
Kinos 5775 - The Story of Mike Tress - Part 2 - For the Sake of Torah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Mike Tress was not a scholar; he was a clean-shaven American man who fought mightily for the Torah and its values. He set up youth groups in order to keep the boys and girls connected to Yiddishkeit, and drew them in with his warmth and sincerity. These adolescents became activists in their own right, helping to strengthen the observance of the Torah. Mr. Tress was extremely influenced by Rav Elchonon Wasserman's visit to America and his message of a Torah true-lifestyle. He was charged with a mission from Rav Elchonon: whatever will be with America lies on your shoulders-and he took his mission seriously, continuing his work with more fervor, all for the sake of Torah.
Kinos 5775 - The Story of Mike Tress - Part 3 - Inspiring Mesirus Nefesh
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Mike Tress imbued people with a sense of mission and a passion. The boys who participated in Tzeiri Agudas Yisroel had vigorous schedules to keep up with school and work, but religiously attended shiurim because of the drive and mission infused in them. He did not rest, his schedule was extremely packed-and he inspired others with his drive to give with mesiras nefesh as well.
Kinos 5775 - The Story of Mike Tress - Part 4 - Holocaust Rescue
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
As an introduction to the kinnah about the Asarah Harugei Malchus, we discuss the Holocaust rescue efforts of Mike Tress. In a time when money meant more Jewish lives, Mike became a poor man funneling all of his savings toward Agudah expenses. He, and those who he inspired, worked round the clock to get more documents to save more Jews. They made appeals, filled out paperwork, and pursued any avenue they good in order to secure visas for Jews—no matter what it took, whether for entire yeshivos or for individual families. The secret of Agudah's success was their tears-the heartfelt, burning desire to save their brothers, and the pain at the thought that they were not doing enough.
Kinos 5775 - The Story of Mike Tress - Part 5 - Post War
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
After the war, Mike Tress worked wholeheartedly to help refugees re-establish their lives. He visited DP camps, sleeping among the refugees to show that he came to be with them and help. Many Roshei Yeshiva and Chassidic Rebbes were brought to America through Mike's work. He established jobs, found housing for refugees, and worked tireless to get more visas and affidavits, in order to open the door for more people to come to America. He brought back the famous tune for Ani Maamin from the death camps, and would always repeat a story that demonstrated a Jew's unwavering faith even in times of intense pain and tragedy.
Kinos 5775 - The Story of Mike Tress - Part 6 - Conclusion
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Mike Tress was an incredible individual who lived an incredible life. He died at the young age of 58, having accomplished a tremendous amount for the sake of Klal Yisroel. Thousands owe their lives to him, for his passion, dedication, a tireless work for Jews and for Yiddishkeit. If we can emulate some of his actions, we will be able to bring Moshiach, speedily in our days.
Kinos 5777 - RYS Teichtal - 00- General Introduction
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinos 5777 - RYS Teichtal - 01 - Goodness of G-d and Man
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinos 5777 - RYS Teichtal - 02 - Intro - Remembering the Churban
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinos 5777 - RYS Teichtal - 02 - The Message of the Holocaust
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinos 5777 - RYS Teichtal - 03 - A Radical Change of Thinking - Peaceful Arguments
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinos 5777 - RYS Teichtal - 04 postscript - The Death of Rav Teichtal
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinos 5777 - RYS Teichtal - 05 - The Love of the Land
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinos 5778 - The Chazon Ish - Commemorating the Holocaust
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinos 5778 - The Chazon Ish - Developing Himself
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinos 5778 - The Chazon Ish - Introduction
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinos 5778 - The Chazon Ish - Public Life - Building the Future of Torah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Kinos 5778 - The Chazon Ish - Public Life Part II - Dealing With the State
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Netzach Yisrael 16 - The Tisha B'Av Season
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
In his sefer Netzach Yisrael, the Maharal discusses the season of the three weeks and Tisha B'Av. This time period is during the summer months, which is a period of extreme imbalance, leading towards an unpleasant conclusion. The 5 tragedies that happened on the 17 of Tammuz are the beginning of a process that concluded with the 5 tragedies of the 9th of Av. We discuss this time period in the year that Bnei Yisrael left Mitzrayim, beginning with cheit ha'egel and concluding with cheit hameraglim, which was Bnei Yisrael's rejection of Eretz Yisrael. Had they not rejected it, our entry would have been part of the geulah, and we would not have been disconnected from Eretz Yisrael for so many years.
Netzach Yisrael 17 - Eichah - Connect/Disconnect
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
02/17/2008 - Chapter 9
The Torah of Rav Moshe Shapira - Asarah B'Teves - Divrei Zikaron
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
We learn the Torah of Rav Moshe Shapira about Asarah B'Teves, which is right after his death. On the Tenth of Teves, we mourn three different events: the translation of the Torah into Greece, the death of Ezra Hasofer, and the siege around Yerushalayim. Each of these impose limitations on three different things: the Torah, the Jewish people, and Hashem. The Torah is so broad and vast that it cannot possibly be contained and limited, and certainly cannot be properly conveyed in a translated form. Rav Moshe Shapira was a brilliant Torah scholar who knew a tremendous amount of Torah, but was always seeking to learn more from its endless depths, and pass it on to others.
Tisha B'Av 5770 - Day
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Tisha B'Av 5770 - Evening 1
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Tisha B'Av 5770 - Evening 2
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Tisha B'Av 5770 - Evening 3
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Tisha B'Av 5770 - Evening 4
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe