In this course, we examine two essential questions relating to Tisha B’av: 1) How can we mourn something that we cannot see or feel? 2) How did we, as a nation, survive the destruction of our land and community? In so doing, we explore two intriguing and obscure Talmudic narrative, the interpretations of which shed fascinating light on fundamental concepts such as the purpose of the Torah and role of community and nationhood in Judaism.

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