Judaism: not the opium of the people
On Tisha B’Av, we recognize that this world is far from perfect, and God is calling on us to better it. But baseless love isn’t the answer.
Today, Tuesday July 16, the Jewish world is observing the fast of Tisha B’Av. Refraining from wearing comfortable footwear, sitting on hard surfaces, reading the searing words of Lamenations, we remember the destruction of two Temples in Jerusalem; we remember our exile; and, more broadly speaking, we remember, despite the relative opulence and the comfort that may define our daily lives, that the world we live...
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