Tisha B'Av 5778
Location: Flood's Hill (across from the Baird Center)
Stargazing and Torah: “From Empathy to Action: What It Means to Remember”
Tisha B’Av is about remembering often bitter and painful moments from the past. Our communal and personal memories should serve the higher purpose of stirring empathy and inspiring noble action. This moment of the Jewish year summons us not only to embrace sad and painful experiences but to transform pain into empathy and then into action.
Under the night sky, we will hear the haunting words of the Book of Eicha (Lamentations). Each chapter will be accompanied by a poem or reading on a theme of human suffering, and by music to stir the soul. Our takeaway from the evening can be the inspiration to unite in the service of alleviating the suffering of others.
Bring a blanket or a chair!