A wonderful series on the Yomim Tovim (holidays) in the month of Tishrei. This series explains how Tishrei fits into the Jewish calendar. It includes material on the build-up to Tishrei, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and carries through to the joyous conclusion of the season with Succos and Simchas Torah. These classes are full of warm Chassidic stories and thought provoking insights that will provide inspiration for the intense process of self-evaluation and rededication to avodas Hashem (service of G-d).
Shortly after the destruction of the first Beis Hamikdash the leader of the Jews remaining in the holy land was murdered. This resulted in the complete ousting of Jews from the holy land. This day is a fast day because it marks the end of the era of the first Beis Hamikdash.
The third of the regalim (holidays) celebrated annually oi the Beis Hamikdash. It marks the highest point of joy in the Jewish calender mentioned in Torah Shebiksav (The written Torah). It celebrates (among other things) the end of the harvest.
The month of Elul in the Jewish calendar is a merciful time. "The King (G-d) is in the field" and more accessible to us on a personal level than any other time of year. A time for self-examination, criticism and correction. Rosh Hashana is a day of judgement. Each one of us is judged and the new year is determined based on our past actions. It is also a day to crown G-d as our King by submitting to be His subjects. This section includes a wide range of classes related to Elul and Rosh Hashana. There is material here that is suitable for people with little previous exposure to Chassidic philosophy as well as for more advanced listeners.