This Tisha B’Av, Jews Are Wondering, What’s Next?

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“My eyes are spent with tears, my heart burns, my being melts away over the ruin of my poor people.” These words from Eicha (the Book of Lamentations) are read every year by observant Jews on Tisha B’Av (the 9th of the Hebrew month of Av). Many also recite the traditional Nahem (“comfort us”) prayer which refers to Jerusalem as “the city that is in ruins, despised and desolate, mourning without her children.”

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