The 9th of Av, which marks the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash, the High Temples in Jerusalem, fell on Shabbat this year. But since Shabbat is a day of joy, prohibiting any sign of mourning, the fast of Tisha B’Av is postponed from Saturday evening thru Sunday night.

The Beit Hamikdash represents our heart, love, oneness, and unity, and its destruction was caused by the antithesis of oneness – baseless hatred, שינאת חינם divisiveness, dissension, and insensitivity toward others. Rather than lament over the destruction, the purpose of Tisha B’Av is to awaken us to אהבת חינם to rectify, repair, and realign ourselves with our mission to hasten its rebuilding by uniting as a people with love and care for our fellow and reaching out to help another. –Rabbi Aron D. Berkowitz

Be the seeker of love not the finder of blame 🔯

The word Shalom, Peace comes from the root שלם, Whole. May He who make peace in Heaven make us whole and bring peace to our world soon in our days. ☮

Image: Calligraphy on hand made paper | Yakira Shimoni Fulks Art | Available on my shop