The Temple Institute has released a thought provoking video to refocus people’s attention during the period of the Nine Days and Tisha B’Av. The Institute has articulated that people have become entrenched in mourning for the sake of mourning, instead of contemplating the true meaning of the day: the loss of the Beit HaMikdash, a universal house of prayer and peace for all nations.
The upbeat video features two children building in the sand at the beach as their father is immersed in the worrying headlines of his newspaper. It ends with a surprise twist and the words: “The Children are Ready”, leaving the viewer with a very unconventional yet striking message for this year’s Tisha B’Av.
In the face of recent terrorist attacks launched against our country’s citizens, this is an uplifting clip that reminds us of our strength in the face of a tumultuous history, and our ability to rebuild despite adversity.