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  7/17/2013, Av 10, 5773

Tisha B'Av Temple Video Gains 35,000 Views


A Tisha B'Av video has gained over 35,000 views on the internet for both its Hebrew and English versions. The Children Are Ready II video was produced by the Temple Institute and depicts children ready to rebuild the Holy Temple in Jerusalem juxtaposed with the older generation's mourning for the destruction of the ancient temples. Last year's Children Are Ready video garnered complaints from the administration of now former President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt, Hamas and others. A brief image of a newspaper turned to a page with an article about Morsi appeared in the video, eliciting condemnations that the newspaper was strategically placed on purpose as a jab at the Egyptian leader. This year's video has elicited mostly positive responses.

The Temple Institute hosts a weekly podcast on Israel National Radio. To hear the inside story of the video download the mp3 by clicking here.