Breaking Through the Facade of Normalcy

Rabbi Aviva Richman

Shabbat Tisha B'Av

This year, when Tisha B’Av falls on Shabbat and its observance is pushed off to Sunday, there is a confluence of mixed and even contradictory practices. The contradictions of Shabbat Tisha B’Av serve as a poignant model of how this day is meant to penetrate our routine and shock us into remembering those realities in life we would rather forget. (5776)