Pfeffer fails to research his topic fully and fails to grasp the true meaning of Jewish nationhood under one G-d. This also indicates a degree of assimilation and separation from Pfeffer's Jewish heritage. Bottom line is that Tisha B'Av is a national day of mourning for all the National tragedies that have befallen the Jewish nation throughout history including the holocaust of Nazi Germany. As long as the Jewish nation suffers from self-esteem issues and has various sectors running scared from their noble heritage there will always be a need for this day. Once again, Haaretz continues to allow and promote poor journalistic content void of any real facts or evidence and diligent research and once again damages the national self-esteem of this country.
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from the article: Anshel Pfeffer / It is wrong to fast on Tisha B'Av