The Forward cannot confirm whether a Book of Lamentations was in the room.
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If you went to a Jewish summer camp, you probably think of Tisha B’Av as “Holocaust Movie Day.”
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Thousands of worshippers marked the fast of Tisha b’Av at the Western Wall. Tisha b’Av, a 25-hour fast, commemorates the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and other tragedies in Jewish history. Beginning on Saturday night and continuing throughout Sunday, the worshippers read the Book of Lamentations and other lamentations dealing with…
In Second Temple times, people labeled fellow Jews ‘Sadducees’ for pursuing a religious path not identical to their own. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
For more than two thousand years the Roman Jewish community has been a part of the Roman city, but also of a global network of Jews. An artist imagines a series of new Tisha B’av rituals taking place there, inspired by the Diaspora.
[Author’s Note:In the almost 20 years since Sh’ma first published my observations about the lack of Jewish pluralism in Israel, life for non-Orthodox Jews in Israel has become more problematic. Not only does the Kotel remain monolithic under the hegemony of the ultra-Orthodox, but in July of this year the Israeli government ruled in equal measure about the Jewish state’s public ritual baths, or mikva-ot.]