The Temple Institute has released its new video, “Tisha B’Av 2013: The Children are Ready II.” This is the sequel to last year’s highly successful “The Children are Ready,” which was seen by over 1 million viewers worldwide.

Last year, The Children are Ready inadvertently outraged the Arab world with the Egyptian government releasing a formal complaint and rebuttal videos made by Hamas and other Islamist organizations. The uproar was raised by a coincidental scene in which a newspaper that featured an article on Morsi’s election  fell on the ground.


Tisha B’Av 5773: The Children are Ready II” depicts an emotional journey that begins in a synagogue during the traditional mourning and lamentations of the 9th of Av and ends with a dramatic twist in which the next generation demonstrates their willingness for change and an end to the mourning. The two and a half minute video is likely to emotionally shake up Jewish communities worldwide by re-framing the holiday, focusing away from the past and towards the future.

Tisha B’Av 5773: The Children are Ready II

Tisha B’Av 5772: The Children are Ready