Tisha B’Av and the Protests

August 8, 2011 by

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Ehud Banai is a leading Israeli singer-songwriter.

This piece first appeared in Hebrew on http://www.ehudbanai.co.il/

 

Sometimes I ask myself why the sages determined that the days commemorating the destruction of the Temples should be days of mourning and fasting. After all, it was the Babylonians and the Romans after them who caused all the exile and destruction, so why aren’t they fasting?

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