The fast of the ninth day of Av

By Yoram Ettinger, The Ettinger Report 1. Faith, Morality, Commemoration and Optimism Underlining National Jewish Fasts: * Jewish fasts commemorate critical historical and value-driven junctions, highlighting moral clarity, which constitutes a prerequisite to operational and existential clarity. Memory is Deliverance; forgetfulness is oblivion. * Fasts highlight the difference between Oblivion (exile) and Deliverance (ingathering of…

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