Next Wednesday night begins Tisha B’Av. It is day that marks the destruction of the Temple centuries ago and many other tragic events in our history as a people. It is a day to feel BIG feelings and to not run from them, a time to express sadness and sorrow in the glow of candlelight while chanting Eicha, Lamentations. It is the lowest point on our calendar and then we begin slowly and with support the ascent to Rosh Hashana in the seven weeks of Compassion and Comfort – nachamu, nachamu ami (comfort, comfort, my people).
Join us for Tisha B’Av Wednesday night July 29 at 9pm. We will begin with a short evening minyan of prayer and song and Kaddish and then move into the Tisha B’Av remembrance – the chanting of Eicha/Lamentations, music, meditation, sharing on grief. The tradition is to sit on the ground with candles so if you are able to we encourage you to do so. Fine if you do not have candles or are unable to do that.