Tisha B'av

Cry Me A River

by Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair - www.seasonsofthemoon.com
The Color of HeavenArtscroll
Who can cry anymore? On the ninth of Av we are supposed to cry over the destruction of the two Holy Temples and all the other tragedies that have befallen our people. But who can cry anymore? Our senses have become so dulled, our perceptions so blunted that we have no way to even begin to understand the loss of our Beis Hamikdash (Holy Temple). If the world only knew what it has lost by destroying the House of G-d.

We cannot cry anymore, but maybe we can cry because we cannot cry.


This article originally appeared in SEASONS OF THE MOON for Av 5757.

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