Understanding Tisha B’Av

The saddest day on the Jewish calendar will commence tonight at sundown and extend through sundown tomorrow.  Jews around the world will commemorate Tisha B'av (the ninth of the Hebrew month, Av) by fasting and refraining from any sort of pleasure or enjoyment. But what exactly are they commemorating?  The destruction of both the first …

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Who’s Who in Ezekiel 38?

In the late-1900’s it was prestigious to be named in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.  Having “made the grade,” some paid the high price to be listed among those students, and to have their credentials published for all the world to see.  Of course, no one really cared to read that …

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