So you didn'tknow about the breaking down of the Generations where the eariler leaders were stronger,and more knowledgable and wise, and this generation of leaders are hardly the same? There are even intimations that existence of the Conservative and Reform leaders are the prooof that idea. Not that they are wicked, but on average, they may know how to quote the Tallmud, but their ability to go through a Daf, and understand it, page by folio page is not as eriudite as the scholars of the past. You maybe able to play the jingles, but not much more. Yeah, we are trying to get back. We are not what we used to be. The idea is not "whistle Dixie", but "be real" and take the Torah seriously, not as some form of religious ethnicity!
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from the article: Observing Tisha B'Av to rebuild Jerusalem - morally and spiritually