Wednesday, August 02, 2006

על אלה אני בוכה

Tisha B'Av started tonight, a sad day when we sit and mourn all the tragedies that have befallen us. From the destruction of our Temples through the Inquisition, the Holocaust and all the way to last years losing part of our Holy Land. This year the mourning is more poignant as our country is in a turmoil, millions of residents are either living in bomb shelters or fled their homes, and many of our soldiers are over the border engaged in heavy fighting with our enemy. Tomorrow is also the funeral of Micheal Levine, an American oleh who cut a vacation short with his family to come back here and fight for his country. He was killed in Lebanon. While we are mourning the destruction of our country from 2000 years ago, our Prime Minister is talking about destroying more of the country as soon as he has the opportunity.

May this be the last time we have to fast and cry over Destruction.