So many tears. So much hope.
The Three Weeks, beginning with the fast of the 17th of Tammuz and culminating with the mourning of Tisha B’Av, is a time of sorrow -- and faith. A time of deep suffering -- and endless love. A time of mourning over destruction -- and belief in the possibility of rebuilding.
Rav and founder of Machon Maggid Harakiah in Cedarhurst, NY, Rabbi Daniel Glatstein is one of the contemporary Jewish world’s most popular speakers and respected maggidei shiur. His more than 5000 recorded shiurim have garnered millions of views on Torahanytime.com and other venues. His books, The Mystery and the Majesty, on the Yamim Noraim, and The Light and The Splendor on Chanukah and Tu Be’Shevat, have been hailed for their brilliance, originality, and clarity of thought and the extraordinarily wide range of their sources, many of them rare and virtually unknown. His Hebrew language sefarim too have been acclaimed throughout the Torah world.
Now, Rabbi Glatstein guides us through a sweeping survey of the travails and triumphs of Jewish history, from the Churban Bais Hamikdash to the Spanish Inquisition, the Chmielnicki pogroms and the Holocaust, including the remarkable story of the self-sacrifice and spiritual heroism of his revered grandfather, HaRav Mordechai Leib Glatstein zt”l. Rabbi Glatstein presents unique and compelling perspectives on Jewish suffering throughout the ages, inspiring us to take our pain and sorrow and use them to yearn for and hasten the redemption.
The Darkness and the Dawn includes:
• Sections on each of the fast days that mark the Churban
• New perspectives on many of the Kinnos and Megillas Eichah
• Essays on Shabbos Nachamu
• A heart-wrenching, eye-opening section on the Holocaust
The Darkness and the Dawn captures the unique mixture of sorrow and hope that has characterized Jewish history since the very first Tisha B’Av. It is a book about the Three Weeks, our daily lives--and our national destiny.