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Tisha Bav 2011

For Our Sins, We Were Exiled From The Land

Rabbi Barry A. Kenter | Posted 10.09.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Barry A. Kenter

There will be no replacement for what we have done and what we continue to do to our world. Perhaps, then, it would be both appropriate and fitting to acknowledge our sinfulness.

Stories Of Loss And Chaos: The Ninth Of Av And The 10th Anniversary Of 9/11

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 10.08.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

Tisha B'Av has been a way for the Jewish community to confront and contain trauma through the telling of stories. But after 9/11, how can we have unity when we aren't clear what story we are telling?

Tisha B'Av: Moving Toward Boundless Love Of The Earth

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 09.29.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

Tisha B'Av represents a great opportunity for our community. Our society as a whole needs to take stock of the damage we have caused to the environment.

Israel And The Three Weeks Of Jewish Mourning: Hope Amid Sadness, Confidence Amid Doubt

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 09.16.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

Tisha B'Av and the Three Weeks are a focal point of catharsis after which we can -- indeed, must -- get on with our lives to continue to build, dream and create a better world.