Sunday, 3 August 2008

Describing Tisha B'Av

You may wonder why an article about Tisha B'Av fits under the group of articles regarding the Redemption. Read on and join us in finding how to re-frame this day, how to transform the sadness into the greatest celebration....

Someone sent in a comment regarding our workshop taking place the week after Tisha B’Av, that the word used to describe Tisha B’Av needs to be more positive.

I had said the difficult day of Tisha B’Av

Personally I do find this day difficult. I find it hard to fast in general and in Eretz Yisrael, this is one of the longest fasts of the year.

I find the language used in Kinnos difficult to understand and the volume of Kinnos to get through quite overwhelming.

I find it hard to think of the many various tragedies that befell the Jewish people on this day.

I find it hard to acknowledge that due to our complaining in the desert, we brought this on ourselves.

Those are some of my thoughts and why I called Tisha B'Av a difficult day. The truth is that everything Hashem does is good and for the good. In light of this, there is good even in
Tisha B’Av

Please send in your thoughts. What word would you use to describe Tisha B’Av? What thought or phrase comes to mind when you think of this day?

How do you feel when you think that in the future this day will turn to a day of joy and celebration?

What one thing can you do today to help change Tisha B’Av from a day of fasting and lamenting to a day of ultimate joy?

We would like to hear from you, so send in your comments before Tisha B’Av

Looking forward to receiving your opinions.


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