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  • The Doorway of Tisha B’Av

    August 17, 2016 | 4:58 am

    [Ed. Note: Tisha B'Av (the 9th of Av) has just passed for this year as this entry appears. We offer this entry, tying Tisha B'Av, the loss of parents, and the ability to expand compassion. --- JB]

     

    The death of our parents binds us to Tisha B’Av (the 9th of the Jewish month of...

  • Marking Tisha b’Av during a long, hot summer

    August 8, 2016 | 3:14 pm

    As the fast day of Tisha b’Av approaches, the summer heat and humidity is rising.

    That got me thinking: Does the solemn day have the stuff to raise our consciousness as well?

    Tisha b’Av — this year it begins on the evening of Saturday, August 13 — marks the destruction of...

  • How best to honor diversity?

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    July 10, 2013 | 1:46 pm

    This is the week of Tisha b’Av, the 9th of Av, when we mourn the destruction of the Temples. Why are we still mourning when Israel has been reborn? 

    Tal Becker, a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, puts it this way: “Why should our pain and memory be marked in the...

  • Tisha B’Av Social Justice [VIDEO]

    August 8, 2011 | 12:54 pm

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