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Tears in a Bottle

Parashat Vaetchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:8)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/tears_in_a_bottle_20090729

In a cabinet in my synagogue’s foyer is a small glass bottle with two openings. It is an object from around 100 C.E. which caught and held the tears of those who mourned the destruction of the Temple. According to a legend, it was believed that the Messiah would come when the bottle was filled.

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