Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tish B'Av...A Day of Sorrow.......

During the long hot days of summer, six weeks after Shavuot, is a mourning period known as the Three Weeks. A time of sorrow for the Jewish people

Tish B’Av starts on Monday evening July 15th and ends Tuesday evening July 16th. May this be our last sorrowful Tish B’Av. Waiting for Moshiach....when will we be ready for you to come?

For more information: Aish   The ninth of Av
                             Chabad The ninth of Av overview 

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 say kinot.

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.

Moshiach, Moshiach, where are you?

“Come now, come now,” the people beg.

For we suffered all our history.

And bring glory to this nation.

Wishing you an easy fast!