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Our sages explain that the Temple was destroyed not because we were weak but because there was “baseless hatred” among us. Yet in those times there was rampant corruption and existential ideological rifts within the nation. Nonetheless, our sages have made it clear that regardless of how compelling an argument one can make, hatred within our nation is fatally destructive and never justified.

In the poetic words of King David “He who sews with tears reaps with joy.”

As we cry together this Tisha B’Av as one loving family, may we soon merit the opportunity to laugh together and celebrate with love and joy.

Why Is Tisha B'Av Important For Israel?
By Stephanie Schneider

Everything that occurred on the 9th of Av has a direct correlation to Israel, whether it occurred in the holy city of Jerusalem or outside of Israel.

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No Sense Denying the Jewish Connection to Jerusalem
By Stephen M. Flatow

Archaeologists have uncovered yet more evidence of the ancient Jewish connection to Jerusalem--the very same week that UNESCO and the Palestinian Authority (PA) were declaring that Jews have no ties to Jerusalem. Talk about irony, writes's Stephen M. Flatow.

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Active Mourning in Jerusalem
By Judy Lash Balint

A silent, dignified erev Tisha B’Av march around the walls of the Old City by several thousand Jews was largely ignored by both Israeli and world media, but in the era of social media, plenty of people around the world heard about it, saw it anyway.

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Joy from Pain: Lessons of Jewish History
By Asher Zeiger

Every one of the tragedies of our past has a lesson for us today. Our challenge is seek out those lessons, and use them to make our present and our future that much stronger - for us as individuals, and for us as a collective nation.

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Reviving the Jerusalem Cornerstone Tradition
By Dr. Elana Yael Heideman

A look at our Jewish traditions that have been passed down generation to generation.

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Jews throughout history have kept a corner of their eastern wall unfinished as a reminder of the Temple and our holy city in our ancestral homeland.

Keep this tradition alive with the Jerusalem Cornerstone Project.

Celebrate your connection to our eternal holy city by bringing a piece of Jerusalem into your home and hearts.

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