Archive for June 28th, 2010
Tomorrow, with the “Fast of the 17th of Tammuz”, we Jews will begin the “Three Weeks” mourning period over the destruction of Jerusalem and the 2 Holy Temples. Our annual period of grief reaches its peek on Tisha B’Av, “The Fast of The Ninth of Av”.
Rabbi Yaakov Emden (The Yaavetz) writes in the introduction to the Siddur,Beit Yaakov:
“When it seems to us in our present peaceful existence outside Eretz Yisrael that we have found another Eretz Yisrael and Yerushalayim, this is to me,the greatest, deepest,most obvious and direct cause of all the awesome , frightening, monstrous, unimaginable destructions that we have experienced in the Diaspora.”
Something to think about as we mourn the “real” Jerusalem…
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