Tisha B'Av 2,000 years later: Where are we?

For 2,000 years, the Jewish people have been forced out of one country after another around the world. Are we wiser for the experience?

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For almost 2,000 years, the Jewish people have been driven from land to land across the globe. Exiled from our home with the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash, we have been forced from continent to continent and country to country, tortured, oppressed, and banished. For a short while, we find haven in one country, soon to be kicked out again and chased from that land to the next in a never ending series of tragedies. This reality brings many questions:

Why is the Jewish people so oppressed?
Why is it that they stand up to destroy us in every generation?
Why is it that the one universal law of history is that everyone hates the Jew?

But, there are even bigger questions to be asked, and those are about ourselves:
What have we learned from this long and bitter exile?
Have we become wiser?
Have we become better?
Do we understand the message of Galus?

The show puts two millennia of Jewish history into perspective and deals with the major questions of our belief system.



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