Finding Light in the Darkest Times

Yael Eckstein  |  July 26, 2023

Yael Eckstein comforts elderly Jewish woman with walker
(Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv)

If you have ever felt like giving up, today’s episode is especially for you. This month Jews around the world observe the darkest day on the Jewish calendar, Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the month of Av. On this day, Jewish people weep for something that occurred more than 2,000 years ago—the destruction of both the First and Second Temples that once stood in Jerusalem.

But while this day is one of deep sorrow, it is also one of great hope—a hope that has sustained the Jewish people through the centuries. The lesson for us all is that there is always room for hope because we worship a God of love, mercy, and compassion. By not giving up hope, we affirm our belief in God’s promise to fulfill all His promises in the Bible.

Listen now to find encouragement.

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