2019 Hamilton Voices of Palestine Film Series!
JeLiThIn is pleased to participate in the 2019 Hamilton Voices of Palestine Film Series!
More screenings to come. Mark your calendar, the second Tuesday of each Month, beginning in October. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile . . .
On Tisha B'Av, We Must Mourn Our Complicity
This year, Tisha B'Av (the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av) begins at sunset on Saturday, August 10, and continues until the evening of Sunday, August 11. Tisha B'Av is a day of communal mourning. First and foremost Tisha B'Av commemorates the destruction of both the first and second temples in Jerusalem (586 BCE, and 70 CE respectively), but with the accumulation of events of destruction in Jewish history, Tisha B'Av has become a time to mourn subsequent calamities that befell the Jewish people.
According to Jewish tradition the Second Temple was destroyed because of the Jewish people's sinat chinam – baseless hatred. Therefore, according to Brant Rosen,
"It isn't enough to simply mark our collective tragedies and mourn our collective losses. We must honestly own the ways our own prejudices and intolerance have contributed to these losses."
Marc Ellis goes even further. According to him, On Tisha B'Av, We Must Mourn Our Complicity