Tisha b’Av is a fast day in Judaism commemorating many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people – most notably the loss of the First and Second Temples. It is a tragic day and one spent in mourning by Jews throughout the world.
This Tisha b’Av Rabbi Ascherman, president and senior rabbi of RHR, choose to mourn amidst the threatened demolitions of both Susya and the Israeli-Bedouin village of Umm al Hiran, the ruins of the village Atir, and the on-going destruction of Al Arakib. Following is a short narrative of his journey followed by photos. To read about why Rabbi Ascherman choose to commemorate this important Jewish holiday in this way, please read here.