A Day of Sorrow


The day of sorrow,
the ninth of Av.
The blackest day,
we Jews know.
Hashem commanded us to fast
and to give up our comforts.
We read Megilla Eichah
And say kinot.
Why do we have this terrible day?
Is it because we cried for nothing so long ago?
Hashem said “you want to cry,
I’ll give you something to cry about.”
So many tragedies have struck
the Jewish people on the 9th of Av.
Many were murdered on the 9th of Av
in pogroms and the Holocaust
for no other reason than they were Jews.
Moshiach, Moshiach, where are you?
“Come now, come now,” the people beg.
For we suffered all our history.
And bring glory to this nation.
Wishing you an easy fast!
May this be our last sorrowful Tish B’Av.


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My journey takes me from Montreal Quebec, to Hamilton Ontario, to making aliyah and coming home. Wife, mother of three and proud safta of thirteen beautiful sabra grandchildren. Baruch Hashem life is good...... Please visit my blog pages