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The saddest day in Jewish history

July 30, 2009


Tisha B’Av is an annual fast day in Judaism, named for the ninth day of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. The day has been called the “saddest day in Jewish history”. Thousands of Jewish pilgrims gather in Jerusalem’s Western Wall to pray and mourn throughout the night.


Well, you’re right and you’re wrong. I think Nov 9, 1938, and other dates are equally sad, and of living memory. Let’s not overdo the thing about the temple. For more, see inth-of-av-tisha-bav-shall-we-fast.html


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