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Let Tisha B’Av Stir Hunger for Giving

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/religion/article/let_tisha_bav_stir_hunger_for_giving_20090722

At Tisha B’Av this year, think of fasting as a tzedakah stimulus plan. By observing this day of mourning, by not eating, our hunger can stimulate us to look beyond our own tables. Coming in the middle of summer, amid barbecues, picnics and trips to the ballpark, the day dedicated each year to the historic loss of Jerusalem and other Jewish calamities can be one of spiritual recovery.

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