Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Our Time of Sorrow


We are now in the last week of the Three Weeks. 

The Three Weeks, which started on July 20th and will end with Tisha B’Av, is a period of mourning commemorating the destruction of the first and second Jewish Temples 

From sunset Aug.10th to sunset August 11th, Jews around the world will fast.

A couple of years ago, I wrote this poem.

The day of sorrow,
The 9th of Av.
The blackest day,
We Jews know.

Hashem commanded us to fast. 
To give up our comforts.
To be kind and respect each other.

We read Megillah Eicha
And learn about
The destruction of 

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 have suffered all our history.
And bring glory to this nation. 

Today we have a homeland.
Eretz Yisrael
Our precious land 
Given to us by

Our undivided eternal capital city

Am Yisrael Chai!

That's all for now.
Have an easy fast.

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