Tisha B’Av, or the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av, is a time of collective mourning and reflection for Jews in Israel and around the world beginning this year on Saturday evening, August 10th, as the Sabbath draws to a close. In Jewish tradition, it was on the 9th day of this summer month that our people, our nation, were visited time and again by tragedy. It was on this day in 1313 BCE that the 10 spies returned from the Promised Land with a negative, faithless report, and Israel refused to move forward towards the land, so…
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