Thought of the Week: Devorim - 5777


On Tisha B'Av we mourn the destruction of the Bait Hamikdash and the other calamities that befell our nation, due to the long and bitter exile.

However to hope and pray for the rebuilding of the Temple without addressing the problems that lead to its loss will achieve nothing.

The main focus of the day must be on Jewish unity, an attribute that was missing in the years that lead to the destruction.

This Tisha B'Av we should make it our goal to become disciples of Aharon Hakohen, a person who loved peace and was willing to pursue it when it was not easy to reach.  The true seeker of peace will ignore an insult or a snub for the sake of harmony.

May we merit a return to Hashem with true Torah-value-behavior and see the Beit Hamikdash in our days.

Shabbat Shalom