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Tisha B`Av is the day we’re supposed to mourn and cry. But why? What does mourning really do for us? Or is there a way to mourn on Tisha B`Av that can actually turn the day into a transformative experience?
Join Rabbi David Fohrman as he explores this pivotal question by re-examining the story of Rachel – the mother of the Jewish people. In the Book of Jeremiah, we read about Rachel weeping on high in the realms of heaven and how God listened to her cries. But what does this have to do with the story of Rachel in Genesis. Connecting these two portrayals of Rachel may offer us an entirely new perspective on relationships, empathy, and the power of mourning – and a whole new way to think about Tisha B’Av.