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    • Mitch
    • 16.07.10 | 05:54 (IDT)

    Anshel Pfeffer demostrates his lack of understanding of Tisha B'av and it refelcts his ignorence of Judaism as a whole. On Tisha B'av we do not morn the mere loss of bricks and stones of the Bait Hamikdash, nor do we morn the loss of the land of Israel per se'. Whaat we morn is thee loss the exile of the Shchina's presence among us. We morn that HaKadosh Borouch Hu Himself has gone into Galut and there has been a diminishing of His Great Name in this world. The sole purpose of the world< Judaism, and of being a Jew is to make His Name Great in this world and bring His presense even more connected to mankind in this world. When that happens it is Kiddush Hashem and the opposite is Chilul Hashem. The destrcution of the Bait Hamikdash was the ultamate Chilul Hashem since creation and thats why we morn. Before comenting on Judaism it would do you well to learn soemthing about it!!

    from the article: It is wrong to fast on Tisha B'Av?
    First published 02:20 16.07.10 | Last updated 02:20 16.07.10
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