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Three Weeks Journal

Articles on the laws and ideas of the period of national mourning.


Tearing Garments upon Seeing the Cities of Judea, Jerusalem, and the Temple Site

by Rav Binyamin Tabory

Now that Jewish sovereignty exists in the Land of Israel, is it still necessary to tear one's garments? Read More╗


"Shall Priest and Prophet Be Slain in the Sanctuary?"

by Rav Moshe Taragin

The Midrash on Eikha twice tells the story of the murder of the prophet Zekharia in the Temple. What is so significant about this story? Read More╗

Parashat ha-Shavua

The Structure of Sefer Devarim

by Rav Mordechai Sabato

The opening verses of Sefer Devarim raise many problems. A proper understanding of them gives us insight into the structure of Sefer Devarim as a whole... Read More ╗

Hilkhot Moadim: The Laws of the Festivals

I Kings: Torn in Two

Celebrated NEW books by the VBM's Rav David Brofsky and Rav Alex Israel! Order here╗

Majesty and Humility: The Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

By Rav Reuven Ziegler

By analyzing R. Soloveitchik's writings in an accessible and engaging manner, this comprehensive study uncovers the depth, majesty and fascination of his thought. Order here╗

In His Mercy: Understanding the Thirteen Midot

By Rav Ezra Bick

A study of the theology of the Divine Attributes of Mercy through the lenses of the Talmud, Midrash and commentators. Order here╗

In Memory of Moreinu Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l

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