Thursday, August 7, 2008

Have a great Shabbos & a Meaningful Fast

The Jewish calendar is pretty strange this year.
Tisha B'Av starts on Shabbos.
The day of rest and the day of unrest.
On the same day.

Sometimes I think we forget about why we are fasting.
We are mourning.
But how do we mourn something we have never seen?
How do we mourn when we have never known suffering?
How can we understand the pain of being displaced?

But we are displaced.
We are not in Jerusalem.
Have we forgotten Jerusalem?
No, we can never forget.

And so we mourn.
On our day of comfort and rest,
We are still uncomfortable and restless.

Here are some interesting articles worth getting inspired by: (i've chosen some short ones, don't worry)$.asp