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Tisha b’Av

A different kind of optimism.

Aug. 11 2017 12:01AM

With one breath we mourn, with another we rejoice.

Daniella Greenbaum
Aug. 2 2017 12:01AM

Even the Western Wall is no longer a symbol of national sorrow.

Chaim Saiman
Aug. 1 2017 12:01AM

The scene of centuries of Jewish hopes, achievement, and catastrophe.

Frank Talmage
Aug. 1 2017 12:01AM

The book burning in 13th-century Paris.

Lawrence Schiffman
July 31 2017 12:01AM

The happy minor holiday of Tu b’Av symbolizes the reunification of God and Israel, and offers a foretaste of the great dance of redemption.

Aug. 18 2016 12:01AM

The scene of centuries of Jewish hopes, achievement, and catastrophe.

Frank Talmage
Aug. 12 2016 12:01AM

To forget one’s past is to remain forever a child.

Aug. 11 2016 12:01AM

The origins of Tu b’Av.

Shraga Bar-On
July 31 2015 12:01AM

A visit to northern Spain, scene of Jewish hopes, achievement, and catastrophe.

Frank Talmage
July 24 2015 12:01AM

Ancient dirges attributed to Esther.

Laura Lieber
July 23 2015 12:01AM

In northern Spain, the scene of centuries of Jewish hopes and achievement, a student of Jewish history is beset by a torrent of emotions. (1981)

Frank Talmage
Aug. 5 2014 12:01AM

Next week, Jews everywhere will gather to mourn the destruction of the Temple. The last king of Israel marked that event by issuing coins bearing. . .

Robin Ngo
Aug. 1 2014 12:01AM

On the Book of Lamentations.

July 30 2014 11:09PM