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When God Appeases Man: Yom Kippur in a Time of Exile
Yom Kippur marks the end of an 11 week period when thematic haftarot about the destruction of the Temple, consolation following its loss, and repentance replace haftarot connected to the weekly Torah reading. What can this grouping teach us about the nature of forgiveness and reconciliation? Hannah Abrams explains.
Can We Cancel Tishah Be-Av? The “Four Fasts” in Light of the...
Shimshon Nadel examines the question of whether we should continue to fast on Tishah Be-Av in light of the existence of the Modern State of Israel.
Confronting God on Tishah Be-Av in Yehudah ha-Levi’s Yom Akhpi Hikhbadti
Yosef Lindell examines how Yehudah ha-Levi's kinnah about the bubbling blood of Zechariah modifies the story found in Talmudic sources and thus tackles the question of theodicy.
Beyond Holocaust Time
Eli Rubin reviews Alan Rosen's The Holocaust’s Jewish Calendars: Keeping Time Sacred, Making Time Holy.
Zohar Atkins shares a few poetic excerpts in honor of Tishah be-Av
This 9th of Av: Do We Sing with Yehudah Ha-Levi, or...
Rabbi Yaakov Jaffe comments on the poetry, context, and tension of Yehuda Ha-Levi's "Tziyon Halo Tishali" Kinnah.
Grief, Gratitude and … Grapes? Tears on Tishah Be-Av as Tools...
Steven Weiner writes on the significance of tears on Tishah Be-Av and how they relate to the thanks of birkat ha-mazon.
Bernard Malamud’s “The German Refugee”: A Parable for Tishah Be-Av
Eileen Watts explores how Bernard Malamud's "The German Refugee" amplifies the themes of Tisha B'Av.