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A Day of Mourning

What is the meaning of Tisha B’Av?

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Visitor Comments: 5

(5) George Velt, August 26, 2016 10:01 PM

As always superb .

(4) Anonymous, July 29, 2015 4:39 AM

Wow

Hi Lori. This video was talking to me. My father got up from shiva for his mother on tisha baav. I am still mourning my grandmother. and struggling with her death. but your video gave me the chizzuk i need to get up and go on.
Thank you Lori

(3) Elisheva Atara Marks, July 26, 2015 4:35 PM

It's time to get back up.....

Lori, This message as always ...is timely and personal..... "Had I not fallen, I could not have arisen; had I not sat in the darkness, God would not have been a light for me."

(2) Marilyn, July 26, 2015 4:52 AM

Praise for Lori Almost Live

I am not Jewish. I went to Roman Catholic school from kindergarten to 8th grade in Brooklyn; taught by nuns. At an early age I was taught that my religion was the true and only valid path to heaven in the afterlife. I remember questioning a priest when he presented a timeline of all the known religions of the world. I pointed out (timidly) that the timeline showed the Jewish religion was the very first. I don't remember his words exactly but I do remember his anger at my question. I have struggled all my life to be a person who believes in God and lives a good life. Over my 70 years challenges of all kinds caused me to make decisions that were totally against my faith. (divorce, for example). My only daughter has a mental illness that has always made me doubt my faith. Although she does very well now I still question why she has this. Also, now a dear friend was diagnosed with cancer which has spread throughout her body. She lives in a beautiful area on Long Island and her neighbor is a prominent Jewish doctor. She called him and asked only that he give her the name of a good cancer doctor in New York City. He did this for her but went a step further and called the doctor (a friend of his) and set up a consultation. My friend is flourishing and looks and feels great and we all agree it is because she is getting the best cutting edge treatment thanks to her neighbors kind benevolence. Yet, I still struggle with questions about religion; my own and all of them. The world seems to reflect the negatives that can happen when people get too caught up in dogma and forget the purpose and the goodness that is/was the premise for these in the first place. But I look forward to your videos each week because, although I don't know the Jewish words/names you use the message comes through to even non Jews and gives me food for thought as I search for meaning and purpose in this life as I age. You help me with your messages on many occasions and I thank you. Sincerely, Marilyn

(1) Anonymous, July 26, 2015 1:12 AM

I felt the words were only for me!!!!!!

....I felt these words were meant for me!!!
Truely ...as though she were talking only to me!! Thank you....

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