Sunday, July 12, 2009


The Three Weeks

Last Thursday, 17th of Tammuz was the first day of the Three Weeks. The last day is on Tish B’Av, the 9th of Av. We started the Three Weeks with a daytime fast and will end with a fast that goes from night to night. There are many do's and don'ts concerning the three weeks.

If you would like more information about the three weeks these links will help you.

I wrote a poem called The Day of Sorrow about the ninth of Av.

The Day of Sorrow

The day of sorrow,
the ninth of Av
the blackest day,
we Jews know.

Hashem commanded us to fast
and to give up our comforts.
We read Megilla Eichah
and don’t greet our friends.

Why do we have this terrible day?
Is it because we cried for nothing so long ago?
Hashem said “you want to cry,
I’ll give you something to cry about.”

So many tragedies have struck
the Jewish people on the 9th of Av.
Many were murdered on the 9th of Av
in pogroms and the Holocaust
for no other reason than they were Jews.

Mashiach, Mashiach, where are you?
Come now, come now,
For we have suffered all our history.
And bring glory to this nation.

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