Tisha B'Av History

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Rabbi Isaac Klein, a Conservative authority on Jewish law, notes that the events of Tisha B'Av cannot be undone, and it is necessary to remember the tragedies to establish continuity with the past and as a constant stimulus for repentance and good deeds. Others assert that Tisha B'Av is important in order to help Jews focus on religious rebirth and ethical living and to focus on the universal aspects of the messianic hope. It also reminds Jews of their past sacrifices and the sufferings of exile.

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