Friday, July 24, 2009

Commemorating Rosh Hodesh Av 5769

The month of Av has been historically a month when the darkest events have happen to the Jewish people. Both the first and the second temple were destroyed on the 9th of Av.
To commemorate the start of this month (and our 1 year Aliyah anniversary) we visited Jerusalem to pray by the Kotel (western wall) for the quick rebuilding of the 3rd temple. We also visited an interesting archeological site called “the burnt house” where a house dating back to 70 AD was burnt most probably during the destruction of the 2nd temple. A funny fact was that when we got there and wanted to enter they said that the burnt house is temporarily closed because of a water leak….
During this visit to old Jerusalem we also enjoyed a delicious and out of the oven pita with Zathar. It is always so magical and amazing visiting the old city of Jerusalem. It’s right in front of our eyes but so close that we can’t see it but we are truly living special times where Jerusalem has been rebuilt and with such livelihood, spirit and beauty.

Enjoy some pictures from our visit including the western wall, the burnt house and the Menorah built in pure gold according to studies on what the menorah in the temple should look like ready for the 3rd temple.

Isn't these amazing? Take a look at the announcement below by the municipality.

Public Service Announcement Regarding Tisha be-Av
Message from the municipality:According to city law, public businesses providing pleasure (restaurants, movie theaters, sports facilities, swimming pools, game areas, bowling, etc.) will be closed on Tisha be-Av — marking the destruction of the two Batei Mikdash (Holy Temples) – from Wednesday evening July 29 at 7pm until 6am Thursday morning.

Years and years have passed and in our modern days we continue with our traditions and laws in our own land. Imagine if your local U.S city regulated this for Memorial Day?

Shabbat Shalom to all and may we soon see the rebuilding of our temple and by them we shall all see you around here.

Soon… a new edition of the Sabra album with a never seen video special and later on "My Big Fat Israeli Interview"

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