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Jewish Holidays

Tisha b’Av and the 20th century

July 12, 2021, by

Mourning is a deeply personal and emotional experience. Merely “going through the motions” without authentic inner sadness yields a listless and empty experience. Mourning ancient tragedies of Jewish history on Tisha b’Av can be challenging in that way. It has historically been a daunting challenge since we lament events which transpired in the distant past. […]