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Beyond Tragedy and Despair: Emerging from Tisha b’Av

Death. Destruction. Suffering. Pain. Hate speech. Loss of moral footing. These words just as easily describe the events of the past few weeks, as they do the Book of Eicha (Lamentations), read on Tisha b’Av. Both the tragic war in Israel and Gaza, and the liturgy of Tisha B’av invite us to wallow in despair. Instead, let’s dig ourselves out of the pit and ask, “What comes next? And how… Read Article →