Sunday, August 14, 2005

the singularity of tisha b'av

A coworker of my wife brought up an interesting point about Tisha B'Av:

No other country in the world has a national day of destruction like we do. (We're not talking about memorial days for fallen soldiers, but a day commemorating the destruction of the entire country.)

And why?

Because none of the other nations who've been destroyed are still around to have a day like this...