Jul 27, 2023

Jeremiah 9:11 and Tisha B'Av

Tisha B'Av or the Ninth of Av is a Jewish day of fasting in remembrance of a number of calamities in Jewish history, most notably the destructions of the First and Second Temples.The Ninth was observed yesterday. Baraka Blumental captured this remarkable photo (it is claimed not to be photoshopped) of the Western Wall. It is a poignant illustration of Jeremiah (and similar texts) 9:11: "I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a lair of jackals, and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant."

HT: Wai-Lam Chan

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