Tfillah: Crying during prayer, is it always commendable?; & The Chatam Sofer's unique insight to the proper response to suffering
What is the proper Jewish response to suffering? What is the meaning of a fast day? What is the relationship between "Tzarah" (calamity) and Teshuva & Taanit? What is the role of crying in Tefilla? Why are the Gates of tears so crucial following the destruction of the Mikdash? In this shiur we will study Rabbenu Yona's presentation on the question of the proper response to Tzarah, and the insights of the Chatam Sofer on the different categories of tears.