God has given the Jewish people the grace to cry.
Tisha B’Av and the yearning for connection.
In the terrible, wonderful paradox of the Jew in exile, we are permanently, gratefully, happy. And temporarily, terribly sad.
It’s no accident that the deal was finalized only last week.
The death of my husband forced me to reexamine the purpose of my existence.
Then and now, I am a Jew and I mourn.
In Israel on a solidarity mission, the mourning is palpable.
How is it possible to mourn something that happened 2000 years ago?
An elegy to the Jewish people for the 17th of Tammuz.
In the darkness of destruction, we’re reminded of the opportunity to rebuild.
Facing defeat, the Nazis marched 6,000 Jews. A survivor's account.
For a child of divorce, feeling tears on Tisha B’Av is easy. It’s finding hope that’s the real challenge.
On Tisha B'Av I can feel the weight of thousands of years of “if onlys.”
With survivors in mind, the Book of Lamentations comes hauntingly alive.
Our most significant achievements are formed somewhere deeply hidden.
Jewish philosophical approaches to one of life's fundamental questions.
I've lost my connection to the past, and no matter how much time passes, there is a crevice in my heart.
Visiting a concentration camp, faced with overwhelming evil, I was filled with a bolt of anger. What is our revenge?
Consolation in the darkest moments.
Feeling a personal loss helps us understand the loss of the Temple in Jerusalem.
Do we really need a new Holocaust every few generations in order to remember? We already have a day: Tisha B'Av.
The Ninth of Av of the year 1492 was the date designated for all Jews of Spain to leave.
Rabbi Elisha Ben Abuha became a non-believer as a result of two incidents.
With the recent assault against the Jewish people and Jewish history, Tisha B'Av takes on a special poignancy this year.
Tisha B'Av teaches that through pain and sadness, we can truly know pleasure and joy.