Laughing on Tisha B’Av

A teaching from Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev, Kedushas Levi, Megillat Eicha.

He has shot into my vitals the shafts of his quiver. I have become a laughingstock (s’khok) to all people… Lamentations 3:13-14

There is a general principle that the pain and destruction of our Temples will one day — when the Holy One of Blessing, in His great mercy and lovingkindness, rebuilds the Temple with even greater glory — be revealed to have all been a mercy from God. For the pain gives birth to joy. This is the meaning of the verse: in that day, we will cease to be a laughingstock and will instead be the source of laughter and joy.

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One Response to Laughing on Tisha B’Av

  1. Ash says:


    Great Vort!!! Nice to read on Tisha B’Av

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