On Tish ha bAv the whole Jewish community is in mourning, the first Temple was destroyed because of evil behaviour, as sin was lived, immorality, bloodshed and idolatry. The second Temple was destroyed because of hate and the evil tongue (gossiping). On Tish ha bAv the invitation goes out to all humanity to mend this broken world (Tiqum Olam). The book of Lamentation is read during this Memorial Day, so to remember the destruction of the Temples, and to listen to the call to mend the world.
Published on 7. August 2014