During the hottest time of the summer, when the land of Israel is parched and dry, we pause for the holiday of Tisha b’Av. It commemorates the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem and provides the opportunity to mourn for the suffering of our people and suffering throughout the world. Other minor fast days remind us of additional events from our shared history, and provide opportunities for reflection in our hectic lives.
Tisha b'Av & Minor Fast Days
"Take solace in the fact that she's in a better place now." "Don't sit around moping after the breakup—you need to get out!" "Cheer up! It'll get better from here."
This period of time is a coming out of sorts ... peeling off our layers to allow the unvarnished essence of true self to emerge