The Three Weeks

Posted by Mike Feuer on July 15, 2019
Topics: Fasting, The 17th of Tammuz and The 9 Days, Tisha B'av, The Three Weeks

This four-part series was originally published in 2016. Rabbi Mike Feuer teaches on the 17th of Tammuz through Tisha B’Av.

Part 1: The 17th of Tammuz – A Feast of Brokeness: Rabbi Mike Feuer’s message for the 17th of Tammuz is that you must embrace the power of brokenness in order to transform our mourning to joy.
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Part 2: The Three Weeks: What Being Broken Has to Add: In this podcast, Rabbi Mike Feuer looks at the Three Weeks and gives his brief take on what being broken and in a state of mourning has to add to our lives.

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Part 3: The Three Weeks: Finding Comfort in the Breaking: In this podcast, Rabbi Mike Feuer continues his series on the three weeks with the question – how do we transform the blows of life from damaging to growthful?

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Part 4: Tisha B’Av – Fast Or Feast? In this final installment for the Three Weeks, Rabbi Mike looks into the question of feasting or fasting on Tisha B’Av. One might think that whether to fast on Tisha b’Av is a new question, but the prophet Zechariah teaches us otherwise. Nevertheless, who would think of feasting?

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BONUS for After the Fast: Tu B’Av – Joy of The Flesh Rabbi Mike talks about how Tu B’Av celebrates the resurrection, and offers a new relationship to embodied life altogether.

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About Mike Feuer

Mike teaches Hasidut, Rav Kook, Halakhah at Pardes. He has learned Torah in a number of Jerusalem area institutions, including Yeshivat HaMivtar, the Mir Yeshiva and Sulam Yaakov. He received smicha (rabbinic ordination) from Sulam Yaakov in conjunction with completing the Israeli Rabbinate’s laws of kashrut certification. Mike has been active in Jewish education, formal and informal, for many years. Click here to read more.

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