Join Congregation Beth Sholom and Makor Or - along with Norman Fischer and Rabbi Dan Ain - for an evening that challenges us to enter into the meaning of this holy day - and the fragile sacredness of life - through meditation, silence and hearing the haunting cries from the Book of Lamentations.
The Ninth of Av (Tisha b’Av) is a solemn date on the Hebrew calendar, marking the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem and the loss of an ancient and sacred civilization.
In an era when many people cite "feeling good" as the goal of their spiritual practice, this lesser known fast day insists that light can not be fully appreciated without an awareness of the darkness.
DATE: Saturday, July 21
TIME: Shabbat Mincha, 6 p.m.
Meditation, 8 p.m.
Ma’ariv and Eicha, 9:09 p.m.
WHERE: Makom Sholom and Gronowski Family Chapel