Anti-Semitism & Suffering
by Rabbi Efrem Goldberg
Sara Yoheved Rigler
by Kimberly Mizrahi
I used to struggle to really mourn on this day. Now I don't even need to try.
by Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld
The doctor called us directly. Something was wrong.
Understanding the root of the world's longest hatred.
by Miriam Kosman
by Rabbi Yisroel Gelber
Why is the saddest day of the Jewish year called a “festival”?
by Debbie Gutfreund
Tisha B’Av and the yearning for connection.
by Slovie Jungreis-Wolff
God has given the Jewish people the grace to cry.
by Eylon Aslan-Levy
Tisha B'Av and the desensitization to tragedy.
by Yael Zoldan M.A.
In the terrible, wonderful paradox of the Jew in exile, we are permanently, gratefully, happy. And temporarily, terribly sad.
Rabbi Benjamin Blech
by Rabbi Benjamin Blech
It’s no accident that the deal was finalized only last week.
by Batya Burd
The death of my husband forced me to reexamine the purpose of my existence.
by Rabbi Mendel Horowitz
Then and now, I am a Jew and I mourn.
In Israel on a solidarity mission, the mourning is palpable.
How do we mourn what we do not know?
An elegy to the Jewish people for the 17th of Tammuz.
Mourning for the wholesome world I once grew up in.
by Rabbi Ron Yitchok Eisenman
When the unbearable becomes the norm.
In the darkness of destruction, we’re reminded of the opportunity to rebuild.
by Deborah Eichler
For a child of divorce, feeling tears on Tisha B’Av is easy. It’s finding hope that’s the real challenge.
by Gila Arnold
Our most significant achievements are formed somewhere deeply hidden.
by Rivka Malka Perlman
Understanding the power of the Tisha B’Av fast.
On Tisha B'Av I can feel the weight of thousands of years of “if onlys.”
by Jessica Naiman
Visiting a concentration camp, faced with overwhelming evil, I was filled with a bolt of anger. What is our revenge?
by Naomi Cohn
A bereaved mother’s perspective on the Three Weeks.
I've lost my connection to the past, and no matter how much time passes, there is a crevice in my heart.
by Ahron Hoch
Rabbi Elisha Ben Abuha became a non-believer as a result of two incidents.
by Sara Yoheved Rigler
A Tisha B'Av wake-up call from Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis.
Consolation in the darkest moments.
by Yaakov Astor
Facing defeat, the Nazis marched 6,000 Jews. A survivor's account.
Taking the risk for greatness.
by Bassi Gruen
How one man reacted when his only son was murdered.
by Mirish Kiszner
With survivors in mind, the Book of Lamentations comes hauntingly alive.
by Rabbi David Aaron
Tisha B'Av teaches that through pain and sadness, we can truly know pleasure and joy.
by Keren Gottleib
How is it possible to mourn something that happened 2000 years ago?
by Zev Roth
Feeling a personal loss helps us understand the loss of the Temple in Jerusalem.
by Am Echad Resources
Do we really need a new Holocaust every few generations in order to remember? We already have a day: Tisha B'Av.
The Ninth of Av of the year 1492 was the date designated for all Jews of Spain to leave.
by Rabbi Avi Shafran
With the recent assault against the Jewish people and Jewish history, Tisha B'Av takes on a special poignancy this year.
by Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith
Jewish philosophical approaches to one of life's fundamental questions.
by Rabbi Shraga Simmons
It's a dynamic that transcends generations: Tisha B'Av and the future of Jerusalem are inextricably linked.
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