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Kinah 16 – The Greater Terror

“The ocean is an object of no small terror. Indeed, terror is an all cases whatsoever, either more openly or latently, the ruling principle of the sublime (Edmund Burke).” This Tisha b’Av Kinah - Lamentation mentions a famous story from the Talmud: On one occasion four...

Kinah 10 – Silence

“The voices of those who carried the Ark were silenced.” Destruction often causes the loss of music: Listen to, “TED Talks: Bernie Krause: The Voice of The Natural World.” Author Info: Learn & discover the Divine prophecies with Rabbi Simcha Weinberg from the holy Torah, Jewish Law, Mysticism, Kabbalah...

Kinah 3 – Gaining From Crying

Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being Feeling sad, mad, critical or otherwise awful? Surprise: negative emotions are essential for mental health By Tori Rodriguez A client sits before me, seeking help untangling his relationship problems. As a psychotherapist, I strive to be warm, nonjudgmental and encouraging. I am...

Kinah 4- The Hovering Life

This need to spit the world’s sinister truth in its face is as old as the world itself. Robert Musil, “The Man Without Qualities” (One of the most difficult books I’ve ever read): “One can’t resent one’s era without being swiftly punished by it.” Ulrich,...

Kinah 1 – Motivation

When we consider how this Tisha b'Av Kinah or Lamentation describes our responsibility for all the Tisha b’Av tragedies that occurred, we are liable to think of our relationship with God solely through the eyes of Reward and Punishment. We risk losing our motivation as...

Kinah 6-Is It Sophistry?

She has fallen to the depths and there she remains. My eyes await Zachariah Ben Berekhia's prophecy, hoping for the miraculous wonders of Gilgal. My tear stained face is marred by the mire of Greek sophistry. He acted first and later regretted, calling others to tears, as He Himself exclaimed,...