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Photo: My Heart Is Poured Out on the Ground

Two children sleep during Tisha B'Av prayers at the Western Wall (Photo: GPO/Mark Neyman)

My eyes fail from weeping,
    I am in torment within;
my heart is poured out on the ground
    because my people are destroyed,

because children and infants faint
    in the streets of the city.
(Lamentations 2:11)

At sundown on Saturday, the Jewish people begin the day-long observation of Tisha B'Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, and the day on which many historical calamities have afflicted God's children. Along with a period of fasting, Jews also read the book of Lamentations on this holy day. Here, two children sleep as their family says Tisha B'Av prayers at the Western Wall. Shabbat shalom.

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