Tag Archives: Tisha B’Av

The Stores Were Closed: By Shmuel Sackett

I admit it. Guilty as charged. When it comes to the Jewish nation in the Land of Israel, I am always looking for the good and the positive. I have been accused of being an eternal optimist and I proudly […]

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How to Cry: By Shmuel Sackett

We’ve been taught lots of things before, but the goal of this article is to teach you something you have never learned before; How Jews are supposed to cry. Unfortunately, our history is replete with many tears; “By the rivers […]

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A Shabbat Nachamu Like Never Before: By Shmuel Sackett

Tisha B’av is over and the time for comfort has arrived. Since the next fast day is far away, a whopping 46 days (yes, I counted), there’s plenty of time to focus on food, fun and swimming. There’s just one […]

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A Different Way to Cry During the Three Weeks: By Shmuel Sackett

I want to state loud and clear – in the opening sentence of this article – that I do not cry over the loss of the Bet Ha’Mikdash during the Three Weeks and Nine Days. Yes, I fasted on the […]

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Looking for G-d in our Interchanges and Skyscrapers

By Moshe Feiglin
Over the last decade, Tisha B’Av, the day that we traditionally mourn the destruction of our Holy Temple in Jerusalem, has been admitted to the pantheon of Jewish holy days that are not for the observant only: […]

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What is the Vision? By Shmuel Sackett

2 Av, 5774/July 29, ‘14
This Shabbos is called “Chazon” which means vision and looking towards the future. It’s not a personal vision but a national one and based on that, I always ask myself the same question: Exactly what is […]

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