The Children are Ready II

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

About the Author
Rabbi Chaim Richman is the director of the international department of the Temple Institute in Jerusalem. For over three decades the Temple Institute has been dedicated to every aspect of the Biblical commandment to build the Holy Temple. Through its research and educational programming, the Institute seeks to highlight the universal significance of the Holy Temple as a house of peace and prayer for all nations.