To this day, the day that marked this destruction, the 9th of Av in the Jewish calendar, has been a day of fast and mourning.
Keep in mind that the events of 2020 and of 70 are distant chronologically, but that they are similar in several ways.
The atmosphere of celebration in Jerusalem was intoxicating. Jerusalem was intact and ours!
The Israel Meteorological Service's Discomfort Index predicts that heat stress will be heavy to extreme throughout the week.
Ironically, many hoped this Tisha Be’av would be a time when Israeli law and sovereignty would be applied to Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
This year on Tisha Be’av, shattered faith in our leaders and distrust within society have risen to shocking levels.
Jewish Tisha Be’av, Muslim Arafah fast days fall on same day Thursday
"These days...obligate all of us to intensify our unconditional love, solidarity and connection to the tradition and heritage of Israel."
"To our sorrow, the plague is intensifying and we need heavenly mercy," wrote Lau.