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Connecting to Tisha B'Av

Imagine losing your home...

Published: July 26, 2009


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Visitor Comments: 19

(18) Anonymous, August 5, 2014 3:23 PM

Focus on the why not the what

It's important to focus on the reason why, the jews lost the temple and the shiiquina (sp) glory..1) disobedience 2) idolatry
Yes it's painful that the Romans destroyed it but it was a fulfillment of what the Almighty told Moshe would happen to the children of Israel. However, we ALL know that there is a happy ending in this...but for now, instead of mourning, perhaps we should reflect on 1) our redemption and 2) His mercy

(17) Anonymous, July 31, 2009 12:09 AM

did not like that story at all...i read it when i was a teenager and thought...what horrible thing to do!!!!! kids could be inspired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous, August 9, 2011 3:10 AM

they have to feel despair before u could feel real hope and longing.. or else ur not even upset about it so wt r u longing for anyways

(16) Sarah, July 30, 2009 9:30 PM

What about connecting to hope rather than despair?

You are right that it is difficult to inspire feelings about something so distant from our daily lives. But I believe that while we are making this effort, we do more for ourselves and for our children if the emotion we inspire is hope and longing rather than despair and mourning. Positive emotions inspire us to action while negative ones lead to passivity and hopelessness. The counselors would have done better not to destroy the girls' hard work, but to tell them that the joy and satisfaction they received in building their project was only a fraction of the joy we will all experience when the Bais Hamikdash is rebuilt. May it immediately!

(15) ESTRELLA, July 30, 2009 7:43 PM

I was at the camp

When i started to hear your story i thougth,That was my camp!!, but not really, i went to the camp OR HANER here in USA and they did these activity on 9 Av, ill never forget it!!

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