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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tisha b'Av 5776

Undoubtedly correct. Wonder when the caption was added. My Great Uncle worked there in the 1930's....

Anyway, today is Tisha b'Av, the day that we commemorate the destruction of the two Holy Temples, the day that God told us would be a day for crying for generations (in response to the spies lying about the land of Israel - see Numbers 13-14), and the day that many other disasters and tragedies in Jewish history have taken place.

This year, Tisha b'Av was pushed off to the 10th day of Av, and it coincides with the day that the Jews of Gush Katif in Gaza were expelled from their homes eleven years ago.

A longer lists of the tragedies is here.

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