"From the Depths to the Heights: Grieving and the Jewish Path to Wholeness" -- Tisha B'Av, Saturday, Aug. 13, 8-10 pm
Fear and anger -- powerful emotions swirling in our world today -- often mask underlying sadness and grief for losses which we prefer to avoid or repress. Tisha B'Av (the Ninth Day of the Hebrew month of Av) invites us into the experience of grieving our losses as a necessary stage in the process of personal and communal tikkun/repair.
The low point in the Jewish calendar, Tisha B'Av commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples, among other disasters in Jewish history. Traditionally, we chant the book of Eichah (Lamentations), mourning for that which we have lost. Grieving on Tisha B'av marks the beginning of a an emotional arc which eventually leads to joy, represented by Sukkot and Simchat Torah at the end of the fall holidays.
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