Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tisha Bav / 9 Av Readings #1

...they piled mounds of corpses in the street and drenched the city with so much blood that in many places blood extinguished the flames... but no one shed a tear at the tragedy and no one eulogized the dead because hunger had subdued all of their human emotions.

 -- Titus Flavius Josephus (Yosef ben Matityahu) writing about the churban bayis sheni in The Wars of the Jews, Book 6

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