Tisha b'av is a mourning for more than a literal temple destruction. The rabbis teach that one of the main reasons for the temple's destruction was Jew vs Jew factionalism. Following the temple's destruction Jews were also exiled from Israel and most have never returned. This is the real sorrow of tisha b'av that we live in a society where though there is a jewish state and a holy city many Jews do not feel attached. In these uncertain times we should fast not for a rebuilding of a literal temple but in for a return to a connection to the land and the religion by all Jews
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from the article: It is wrong to fast on Tisha B'Av?