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Tisha Be'av in eyes of Jordanian and PA officials and media: "Jews storm Al-Aqsa in 'central occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem."
The Palestinian Authority called on the international community "to hold Israel accountable for its aggressive and provocative practices."
Many worshipers go to ancient holy sites to hold special prayer services on Tisha Be'av, which commemorates the destruction of Judaism's two ancient Jewish Temples.
Jews lost their sovereignty. There is no surety that this will not happen again.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
We live in a world where the reach of our communication has never seemed more global – and yet the depth of our discourse is more shallow and stilted than I can ever remember.
By ELIHU D. STONE
“Mazel tov, Shterny. Mazel Tov, baby girl. Just as your name implies you were always star quality.”
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
Tisha B’av should cause us to examine our national decision making, leadership, our tolerance of others and other’s opinions.
By MICHAEL EISENBERG
One inevitable result of the Gaza withdrawal is that it has made a sizable portion of Israelis reluctant to consider a similar withdrawal from PA territories.
Tisha Be’av in Jerusalem The fact that all of these events took place less than two kilometers from where I live in Jerusalem adds a different dimension to my experience of this somber day.
By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
Since the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av falls out this year on Shabbat, the observance of the fast day is deferred until the evening.
By MICHAEL FREUND
Each year come Tisha B'Av, we mourn the ruin of the Temple due to our baseless hatred. And yet, each year we make our mutual hatred more entrenched. So what good are our tears?
By MICHAEL LAITMAN
By ELI KAVON
What is the purpose of the Temple? And following that, what are we supposed to be mourning on Tisha Be’av?
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
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