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Shir HaMa'alot: What Will The Return To Zion Look Like?

Rabbi David Fohrman
Rabbi David Fohrman


How do we observe Tisha B'Av today? We sit on the ground. Sing elegies written centuries ago. Mourn the deaths of people we don’t know. And mourn the loss of a Temple we have never seen. In essence, we grieve. But there’s a problem with grief – it lessens over time. Two thousand years have passed since the Romans laid waste to Jerusalem. How come we still mourn, year after year?

Join Rabbi Fohrman as he asks two pivotal questions relating to Tisha B’Av: How do we deal with grief? And how can we understand modern redemption? You'll never think of grief on this tragic day the same way again.