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  • One of the 5 calamities marking Tisha B'Av

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    This verse doles out the punishment for the negative reports of the scouts sent to explore Israel, that inspired the dread that wrought the ...

  • Lonliness and Tisha B'Av

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    Interesting to look at the similarities between this verse and the first verse of Lamentations that we read on Tisha B'Av. Both share the op ...

  • A parallel between Tisha B'Av and the Omer

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    It's said that Rabbi Akiva's reaction to Tisha B'Av was laughter while everyone else cried. Interestingly, Rabbi Akiva was killed during th ...

  • Why do we read Lamentations on Tisha B'Av?

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    I've always wondered why we read Lamentations on Tisha B'Av and not the actual story of the Temple's destruction. ...

  • A Tisha B'Av Custom Uncovered

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    Lamentations is traditionally read in synagogues while sitting on the ground. Seems like the Rabbis got the idea from Lamentations itself. ...

  • The Fourth of July and Tisha B’Av

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    Over the past several years, I have informed my American side with my learning of Torah. This summer reminds me that it is also possible to ...

  • Biblical reference to the 9th of AV

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    Here we find rabbinic grounds for the observation of Tisha B'Av. ...

  • Whoa!? Cannibalism!

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    This is the second example in Lamentations of mothers eating their babies. Is there a more vile description in the Tanakh? What is this sup ...

  • When doctrines matter more than people

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    Different verses in Lamentations evoke the themes of Tisha B'Av. I think that this post frames the holiday in a meaningful way. When w ...

  • One reason we might fast

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    This verse explains one reason that it is customary to fast on Tisha B'Av. Just as many Jews fast before Purim to commemorate Mordechai's f ...

  • Hedgehog Torah

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  • Numbers 14 : 6

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    And Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, of those who had scouted the land, rent their clothes ...

  • Jeremiah 39 : 2

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    And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, on the ninth day of the fourth month, the [walls of] the city were breached. ...

  • Deuteronomy 5 : 29

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    Be careful, then, to do as the Lord your God has commanded you. Do not turn aside to the right or to the left: ...

  • Lamentations 5 : 2

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    Our heritage has passed to aliens,Our homes to strangers. ...

  • Numbers 13 : 31

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    But the men who had gone up with him said, “We cannot attack that people, for it is stronger than we.” ...

  • Lamentations 4 : 10

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    With their own hands, tenderhearted womenHave cooked their children;Such became their fare,In the disaster of my poor people.כ‍ ...

  • Lamentations 2 : 10

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    Silent sit on the groundThe elders of Fair Zion;They have strewn dust on their headsAnd girded themselves with sackcloth;The maidens of Jeru ...

  • The Vindicated Minority

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    Joshua and Caleb were the only spies to come back with a positive report, and were thus spared by God. This is a great example of how the mi ...

  • Fear Mongering

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    How much easier is it to inspire fear rather than hope? Eight "spies" were able to spook a small nation ... rattle their faith ... and royal ...

  • Numbers 14 : 33

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    while your children roam the wilderness for forty years, suffering for your faithlessness, until the last of your carcasses is down in the w ...

  • Lamentations 1 : 1

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    Alas!Lonely sits the cityOnce great with people!She that was great among nationsIs become like a widow;The princess among statesIs become a ...

  • Download the audio version of Lamentations

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    Download the MP3 so that you can hear one of the most beautiful readings of the entire Torah cycle. ...

  • Deuteronomy 1 : 12

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    How can I bear unaided the trouble of you, and the burden, and the bickering! ...

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    According to Aish : The Talmud says that when the Sages were walking through Jerusalem after the destruction, they noticed foxes strolling ...