On Saturday, August 10, at 7:00 pm, at MCJC, members Gene Lindow and Muriel Pick will co-lead a special Tisha B’Av program.
The evening includes Havdala, readings from the Book of Lamentations / Eicha, and a discussion group titled: “From Victimhood to Victory – The Dilemma of Suffering and Forgiveness.”
We look forward to sharing this time together the evening of Saturday, August 10.
About the Discussion Topic:
From Victimhood to Victory – The Dilemma of Suffering and Forgiveness
- The benefits of staying victimized (why do we whine so much?)
- The rewards of moving toward healing
- The power of spiritual strength
- Lessons from our Jewish resources
- How do we get past anger and fear from those who have hurt us?
- A practical home exercise: Can we control others behaviors? Who can we control?
About Tisha b’Av:
Tisha B’Av culminates the Three Weeks, an annual mourning period for the destruction of the Holy Temple, an event that launched us into a still-ongoing exile. It is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, and it is also the date that many other tragedies befell the Jewish people.
Tisha B’Av is the time we begin, as individuals and as a community, to do a Heshbon HaNefesh, an Accounting of the Soul, as we prepare for the High Holy Days.