31.07.2012 12.Aw. 5772
Chief Rabbi Amar emphasizes need for nat'l unity; Rabbi Lau: We need to show social responsibility.
Thousands of people descended on the Western Wall Plaza on Sunday to mark the Tisha Be’av fast, pray and listen to the reading of the Bible’s Book of Lamentations.
The 25-hour fast, the second most important in the Jewish calendar, commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, as well as several other tragedies that befell the Jewish people during its history, and is seen as a day of national mourning and soul-searching….