The Rivers of Exile: Nine-Day Pie

Tomorrow is Tisha b’Av, the 9th of the the Jewish month Av, and the most tragic day in Jewish history. This day is observed by fasting and mourning. However, this year it falls on Saturday, and the Jewish law does not allow fasting and mourning on Shabbos. Therefore, it will be observed on Sunday. Have an easy and meaningful fast, Beautiful People, and may we merit to see the coming of Mashiach and the rebuilding of the Temple in our days!

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I repeat this post every year at this time, and with it, I wish all those of you, Beautiful People, who observe this tragic day of mourning, an easy and meaningful fast.

Traveling through the streets of Paris with his entourage, Napoleon passed a synagogue and heard heart-wrenching wailing from within.

“Why are my Jews crying? – asked the emperor, – What happened to them?

“Sire, – rushed an aide-de-camp, “they are lamenting the destruction of their Temple.”

“What? Their Temple was destroyed and nobody told me? Where? When?”

“Your Majesty, I believe it occurred about seventeen hundred years ago in Jerusalem, and every year on that day they get together, fast, and mourn their loss.”

Alors, – exclaimed Napoleon, “people who remember their past as if it happened just now, will definitely live to see their future!”

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So says theGemorrah (Taanis),that all who mourn the…

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. CarolCooks2 says:

    I made this beautiful pie when you published this recipe before it was delicious , Dear Dolly 🙂 xx

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    1. I am so happy you made it and liked it, dear Carol! 😻

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  2. Garfield Hug says:

    Interesting bake treat! I would love to tear off a round to nibble! Thanks for the share of another nugget of Jewish cultural heritage.

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    1. Thank you so much, darling.

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  3. Wisdom from Napoleon

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    1. Or some other important personage who said that; the quote is attributed to several people.

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  4. Americaoncoffee says:

    Very informative. I never knew about the reason for wailing at the wall., river and other places. They were all wailing for different, personal reasons, I thought. Thank you for your inspiring story. Your pastry looks very yummy.❤️❤️☕️☕️

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, darling.

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  5. Thank you for the post Dolly! I love the line “people who remember their past as if it happened just now, will definitely live to see their future!”

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Dorothy!

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  6. My heart grieves for all the ways Jews and Jerusalem have been used and abused over the years, and still are.

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    1. Thank you so much for your compassion and understanding, dear Mimi.

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  7. Americaoncoffee says:

    What a delicious revisit! 🍽👌

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    1. Thank you so much, darling!

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  8. Doug Thomas says:

    As always, your post has so much more than just a delicious recipe. I know my time spent here will reward me on many levels! Of course, what else can I expect from a teacher, eh!?

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    1. LOL You are too kind, my friend.

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