Related Blog Posts on Tishah B'Av
Why We Need a “Spiritual Co-conspiratorship” for Justice
From Pain to Purpose: Mourning for the Earth on Tishah B’Av
A Tishah B’Av Teaching: We Can Change the Status Quo of Our Divided People
Trying to endure loss in isolation is more than painful; it puts our lives at risk. Rambam understood that when he described the consequences of not being connecting to Am Yisrael at times of trauma, including our fast days.
The Thread that Connects the Tree of Life Synagogue, Kristallnacht, and Tishah B’Av
In the year since the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, I’ve been thinking about the antisemitic thread that runs through the tragedy.
How to Turn a Day of Love into Acts of Self-Love
Perhaps the Hebrew month of Av invites us to find a balance between the deep mourning of Tishah B’Av and the hope of finding love embodied in Tu B’Av a few days later?
Love Beyond Measure: Tishah B’Av, Tu B'Av, and Tel Aviv Pride
As a queer rabbinical student, I felt that recent comments by an Orthodox rabbi were inaccurate at best and, at worst, possible incitement to hatred or violence against LGBTQ+ Jews.
Why We Are Bearing Witness at the Border
I’m here in El Paso this weekend because I worship a God who is impatient with injustice, a God who demands that migrants must not be wronged.
What Can We Learn From the Juxtaposition of Joy and Sorrow?
Several times during the year, the Jewish calendar places joyous and challenging holidays near each other. What lessons we take from this juxtaposition?
After This Tishah B'Av, I Am Sick with Sorrow and Sadness
Last week was a bad week for Israel and the Jews, a week in which the worst instincts of our brethren were enabled and acted upon