Rabbi Josh Koperwas
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Why Do We Mourn During The Three Weeks?

On Tuesday, July 15th, we begin the “Three Weeks,” where we mourn the destruction of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem, and the subsequent exile of the Jewish People from the Land of Israel. This mourning period begins with the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz and concludes with the Fast of Tisha B’av […]

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Chag Shavuot Sameach

On Shavuot, we commemorate the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the Jewish People at Mount Sinai. One of the most dramatic elements of the Sinai experience was when Moshe came down the mountain, for the first time, only to witness his people worshiping a golden calf. Moshe’s immediate reaction was the […]

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