Tisha B’Av: 11 poems and quotes to mourn those who have been lost

(Picture: Shutterstock) Millions of Jewish people across the world will mark Tisha B’Av today – one of the most solemn dates in the Jewish calendar. The ninth day of the month of Av is day of great tragedy and a time to a time to remember the tens of thousands of Jews murdered for their believes. Not just in the last century but dating right back to 586BCE when thousands were killed when the first temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar. Here are a number of poems and quotes to share. Poems to pay tribute to those who died Ultra Orthodox Jews sleep at the synagogue in the Western Wall (Picture: Getty) 1) Papyrus sways tuft-like in the gentle wind, Water tinkles and trickles in aural sensations, Blue sky opens to forever behind and beyond, Sun warms away the chill of loneliness. For I sit alone far from you. I am not with you, oh daughter of Zion. I sit not within your walls, Jerusalem of Gold. Ancient city of grace and hope, I am far from you. Ancestors’ sobs echo through winding old city streets Then settle here, to mingle in my modern ears, Over thousands […]

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