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