i could've written it when I was eight. 1.) we are exiled because we are not allowed to live in peace and without the constant agony of conflict and 2.) the baseless hatred that divides us then and caused our exile still threatens us existentially today. 3.) what an inappropriate forum to tell people what to do for their religious observance. It's just "historical?" Damn right.
from the article: Anshel Pfeffer / It is wrong to fast on Tisha B'Av