Global Tisha B'Av Event Brings Jews Together
The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation Tisha B’Av Event in 16 countries, at 700 sites, gives Jews tools to reconcile.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 8/8/2011, 11:50 AM
From a CCHF video about discord.
This year’s Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation’s Tisha B’Av Event, “Mending Relationships: Rebuilding Our World,” focuses on the imperative of pursuing peace in our personal lives and communities.
For more than two decades, The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation’s World-Wide Tisha B’Av Event has brought together Jews from all walks of life, to be inspired to do their part in bringing unity and redemption to all of Israel.
This year it is being conducted in 16 countries, at 700 sites in communities, camps and bungalow colonies across the country and throughout the world.
Each year, the event focuses on new perspectives and practical actions each person can take to increase peace in their own lives and in the world.
A CCHF statement explained, "The damage set in motion by internal discord is well known, and is in fact a key factor in the continuation of Diaspora. This year’s speakers will paint a brilliant picture of the beautiful life each person can attain by cultivating peace."
One version, “Program A,” includes an inspiring message from Rav Aaron Leib Shteinman, shlita, who constantly speaks about the pervasive issue of internal discord.
Audiences will also hear a brand new, powerful presentation by Rabbi Yissocher Frand, who is well-known for his high-impact speaking style that leaves listeners not only enlightened, but inspired to act on their new understanding.
Program A also includes a stirring special message from Rav Gamliel HaCohen Rabinowitz, Rosh Yeshiva of Shaar Hashamayim Yeshiva in Jerusalem, who is a renowned Torah figure. In addition, Rav Yaakov Hillel, Kabbalah scholar and Rosh Yeshiva of Ahavat Shalom in Jerusalem, will provide his unique and thought-provoking perspective on the impact of discord.
Program B offers and equally illustrious roster of speakers including Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits, founder and director of Kollel Linas Hatzaddik, Rabbi Eli Mansour, and Dr. David J. Lieberman, an award-winning author and internationally recognized leader in the fields of human behavior and interpersonal relationships.
"Both versions of this year’s presentation are aimed at awakening each person to the boundless benefits of pursuing peace," CCHF added. "By heeding these uplifting words, each person can gain effective, practical tools to heal the rifts, repair the damage to our world and enable Hashem’s Creation to operate at full capacity, bringing brocha [blessing], health, prosperity and happiness into our lives."
Mending Relationships: Rebuilding Our World will take place on Tisha B’av, Tuesday, August 9 in locations worldwide. To view the location nearest you visit www.chofetzchaimusa.org.
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