I have a story to tell you. It’s about a tiny bird. But I’ll come back to that.
Tishah B’Av has been set aside as a day for the Jewish community to remember the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple two thousand years ago. Traditionally, this day is observed with fasting, prayers of lament and rituals of mourning. Two thousands years is a very long time, however, and grief abates.
So if Tishah B’Av no longer compels, what’s to be done with it?
Earlier this week, while I was trying to figure this out, I took my dog for a walk. Not 10 feet outside the front door, we encountered a... Read More