Today is the Ninth day of the month Av in the Hebrew calendar, the saddest day of the year for the Jewish people. Today we mourn the destruction of our Batei Hamikdash, the first and second temples and the beginning of what seems like a never-ending exile. Through persecutions and Holocausts we have dreamed of our return. And we are here, rebuilding and visiting and dreaming, yet knowing that redemption is not yet complete.
We await that day.
We had plans to go visit the Kotel today. It turns out that with the heat, and not being able to drink, none of the fasters are up to it. But we could if we want to.
Hoping your fast is an easy one...
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