There have been countless artistic representations of the Beit Hamikdash in the nearly 2,000 years since its destruction.
Remembering the Holocaust
In Morocco we didn’t eat meat the entire Nine Days [similar to the Ashkenazic minhag and unlike other Sephardim], although there were three different customs regarding meat consumption on Shabbat, depending on one’s family tradition and the city in which one lived.
Like many contemporary Jews, I approach Tishah B’Av with difficulty. Not because of the myriad restrictions in the Three Weeks, the mourning period that precedes the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, but because of the holiday’s spiritual significance, which can seem far removed from our contemporary lives. I do Tishah B’Av every year. I […]