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How do we reconcile having joy during a time of diminished joy, and what in the world does this have to do with “skeletons in the closet?”

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Boa constrictor snake
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We are in the three weeks, the period between the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av.

This is a time of mourning in Judaism, the culmination of which takes place on the 9th of Av when we mourn the destruction of both holy temples.

It is considered a time of diminished joy, however, there are teachings from the Arizal and Rebbe Nachman related to redemption and the world to come, which are both times of joy.

How do we reconcile having joy during a time of diminished joy, and what in the world does this have to do with “skeletons in the closet?”




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