Another year, another war.
It has been awhile, but once again we find ourselves in another war. The IDF (Israel Defence Force) and Israeli nation are standing strong but it is still a sad time here in the holy land. Not only are we vilified in the international press for protecting ourselves, but too many young soldiers are dying defending us.
Sorrow of course is sadly not uncommon to the Jews. There is even a date, Tisha be'Av, that runs like a disastrous thread throughtout the Jewish history.
Tisha be'Av means the 9th day of the Jewish month of Av and here is a list of some of the bad things that happened to the Jews on this date: