The Three Weeks: From mourning to building

Pinchas: The right man in the right place at the right time who did the right thing.

Yitzchak Reuven ,

Haredi man and soldier at the Kotel
Haredi man and soldier at the Kotel
Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

We have entered into the three weeks "bein hameityzarim" - between the straits - in which we intensify our sadness over the destruction of the Holy Temple nearly 2000 years ago.

But more important than mourning in our day is redoubling our efforts to see to it that the Temple is rebuilt, soon in our days! The zealotry of Pinchas and the proud determination of the daughters of Tzelophchad are apt role models for our day.