Tag Archives: Tisha B’Av

From Israel: Madness, Disaster and Promise!!

Wednesday night and Thursday are Tisha B’Av – the day that marks many catastrophes that have befallen the Jewish people, most significantly the destruction of our Temples. It is a time of mourning. Tisha B’Av calls for contemplation, and this year is particularly difficult.  Not only for us, as a …

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A Zionist’s perspective on “The Three Weeks”

To believe that marking the days is no longer necessary because we are back in our land bespeaks a profound lack of historical awareness and ignorance of both the big picture, and ironically, the very context of today’s events. ~~~~~~~~~~~ The Jewish People has just entered our “season of sorrow:” …

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From Israel: Hope is with the People.

It’s the people of Israel, more than many of our erstwhile leaders, who seem to be getting it right as we face down Palestinian Arab incitement and violence. Last week after the decision was made to remove the metal detectors from outside the Temple Mount, Channel 2 did a survey …

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Arlene from Israel – From All Sides.

This is a posting that begs to be written, even as I do my Shabbat preparations. Shabbat is actually Tisha B’Av – the ninth of Av, which commemorates a host of tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, most significantly the destruction of the Temples. Because we do not mourn …

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Arlene from Israel – Let Us Draw Strength

Tonight begins Tisha B’Av, the most solemn day of the Jewish calendar.  It marks the day of the destruction of our two Temples and a number of other national calamities. On this day we fast and mourn, read the Book of Lamentations. We also look to the religious meaning in …

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