The Power of Rachel’s Tears

What’s the point of feeling sad on Tisha B’Av? Is the goal just to wallow in the past and mourn over things we can’t change? Or is there more to it than that? What if mourning can actually be a redemptive and even a transformative experience?

In this inspiring video by Aleph Beta, Rabbi David Fohrman offers an exhilarating answer to this question based on Rachel Imenu. When she wept for her children, God listened. Watch to discover what Rachel’s story can teach us about using suffering as a catalyst for growth, on Tisha B’Av and every day of the year.

Aleph Beta is a nonprofit media company founded by Rabbi Fohrman. Check out their entire library of inspiring Tisha B’Av videos here.

Produced by Aleph Beta
Broadcast in partnership with MizrachiTV

How Is 17 Tammuz Relevant Today

In partnership with Aleph Beta.

The 17th of Tammuz is the tragic start to the Three Weeks, a period of intense mourning that culminates with Tisha B’av – the day the Temple was destroyed. And if that’s not enough, the Mishna lists even more calamities that took place on the 17th of Tammuz. Is it just a coincidence that all these terrible moments happened on the same day? Is the 17th of Tammuz just the Israelites’ bad luck day, or is there a common theme that runs throughout the events of this day?

Join Aleph Beta as we explore this tragic day in Jewish History and discover how these past events can have significant implications on our lives today.

Aleph Beta is a non-profit media company founded by world renowned Biblical scholar, Rabbi David Fohrman. Our vast library of Torah videos dive deep into the text to reveal incredible patterns and inspiring Divine wisdom, with real life takeaways. If you enjoyed this video, click here to check out Rabbi Fohrman’s video on Baseless Hatred, and our whole Three Weeks & Tisha B’Av video library.

Shattering of Symbols

How Does the Breaking of the Luchot Bring us Hope?

A visit to the Israel Museum in a search for what we gained from the broken stone tablets.

Nachliel Selavan guides museum tours and virtual tours around the world. Would you like to hear about the latest tours?
Check out his website: www.museumtours.co.il
Join his English WhatsApp group: https://bit.ly/3zQ9hRf

Food for Thought – Shavuot

Celebrity Chef Jamie Geller welcomes World Mizrachi’s Rabbanit Shani Taragin into her kitchen to prepare Shavuot dishes for the body and the soul.

Recipes:
🍽️ https://jamiegeller.com/recipes/5-ingredient-chocolate-lava-cakes/
🍽️ https://jamiegeller.com/recipes/jerusalem-mixed-grill/ (Pitta)
🍽️ https://jamiegeller.com/recipes/spicy-harissa-shakshuka/
🍽️ https://jamiegeller.com/recipes/israeli-salad-2/

Tekes Ma’avar (Transition Ceremony)

A Transition Ceremony from Yom HaZikaron to Yom HaAtzmaut with heartfelt commemoration and uplifting celebrations.

Featuring:
Rabbi Doron Perez – Introduction to Yom Hazikaron
Mrs Miriam Peretz
IDF Chief Cantor Shai Abramson and IDF Choir – El Male Rachamim Prayer
Rabbi Doron Perez – Conclusion of Yom Hazikaron
Rabbi Doron Perez – Introduction to Yom Haatzmaut
Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau & Prayer for the Israeli Defence Forces
The Maccabeats – Megillat Ha’atzmaut
Chief Rabbi David Lau & Prayer for the State of Israel
Hatikva

Meet Pharaoh & Revisit the Ten Plagues

Join tour guide Nachliel Selavan on a virtual tour of Ancient Egypt and the British Museum.

Nachliel’s “Museum Tours” website: http://bit.ly/3c0m5Ld
Upcoming Virtual Pesach Tour on March 25, 9pm Israel Time: http://bit.ly/3cHdJXW
Join Nachliel’s growing Facebook community “Museums, Fun & Learning” to find out about exclusive content: https://bit.ly/3rAq5GY
You can contact Nachliel at: nachliel@museumtours.co.il
Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter: @MuseumtoursIL

Home Game

Gush Katif through the eyes of their youth

Producer: Avi Abelow
Director: Yaron Shane

Home Game the movie on Gush Katif, not just remembering the destruction that we experienced with the destruction of 15 flourishing Jewish communities in the Gaza Strip, but being inspired by the spirit of Gush Katif.

Don’t miss the opportunity to watch the most powerful movie about Gush Katif, through the eyes of their youth. They struggled to win on the basketball court as they struggled to remain in their homes.

Today, 12 Tribe Films are producing Home Game the sequel, to inspire Am Yisrael with that same inspiring Gush Katif spirit that lives on, across the State of Israel, 15 years after the families & communities of GK were split up and spread out across the country.

We inspired a generation with Home Game the movie, now help us continue to inspire with producing the sequel, Home Game: the Comeback. To inquire about partnering with 12 Tribe Films to make this movie happen please contact avi@12tribefilms.org

In The Days of Achashverosh

Join tour guide Nachliel Selavan on a virtual tour of the places where the Purim story took place.

Check out Museum Tours: https://bit.ly/3rAq5GY

Join Nachliel’s growing Facebook community “Museums, Fun & Learning” to find out about exclusive content: https://bit.ly/3rAq5GY

You can contact Nachliel at: nachliel@museumtours.co.il

Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter: @MuseumtoursIL

Tu BiShvat Seder

Join Rabbi Doron Perez and family for a Seder Tu BiShvat, exploring the deeper meaning of the mystical Seder and the seven species of Eretz Yisrael and gaining a greater appreciation for the produce of Israel.

Click here to download a PDF companion to this Seder

Click here for the interactive Seder Tu BiShvat flipbook featuring the text and videos from the Seder

What you need to set up the table:
Grain products, such as bread or crackers, wine, grapes or raisins, olives or olive oil, dates or date honey, figs, pomegranates. You may also add items for the blessings of ha’adama and shehakol.

A Taste of Israel

Israeli wine enthusiast David M. Weinberg shares his tasting notes with you from several boutique Israeli wineries, recommending the best wines to drink this Tu BiShvat.

Wines being tasted:
Teperberg Essence Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Shiloh Secret Reserve Shiraz 2017, and Shiloh Rose 2020
‘C’ Blanc du Castel 2019 (Chardonnay)
Flam Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2018
Yatir Creek Red 2016 (Syrah, Tannat, Malbec blend)

A Mizrachi Chanukah – Candle 7

This program includes candle-lighting from Vienna, a thought from Rabbi Sacks zt”l on “The Light of the Spirit that Never Dies” and mini-tours of Shilo Olive Press with Eve Harow & Har HaZeitim with Rabbi Ken Spiro. Rabbi Menachem Leibtag shares a thought on Olives, Oil and Chanukat HaMikdash, and we spotlight our modern-day Maccabee, Rabbi Yehudah Glick.

A Mizrachi Chanukah – Candle 8

A global candle-lighting from Mizrachi leaders around the world opens our last day of Chanukah programming, followed by a visit to the Golden Menorah in the Old City with Rabbi Ken Spiro, and a Chanukah thought from Rabbi Sacks zt”l on “The First Clash of Civilizations”. Rabbanit Shani Taragin shares an idea on Torah vs Greek Wisdom, and our modern-day Maccabee is World Mizrachi’s 100-year-old President, Kurt Rothschild.

A Mizrachi Chanukah – Candle 4

Our Chanukah program features candle-lighting from the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and a thought from Rabbi Sacks zt”l on “Chanukah in our Time”. Shulie Mishkin will guide you though a Hasmonean Army Base, Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon shares an insight in Jewish Independence, Tefillah and Faith, and we meet our modern-day Maccabee, Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich.

A Mizrachi Chanukah – Candle 5

A candle-lighting from Athens in Greece and a tour of the Jaffa Gate and the Hasmonean Walls with Rabbi Ken Spiro are part of this program, as well as a Chanukah thought from Rabbi Sacks zt”l on “Inspired by Faith, We Can Change the World”. Dr. Yael Ziegler shares an idea on the Centrality of Jerusalem, and our modern-day Maccabee is Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Rabbi Rafi Peretz.