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Every year, we sit on the floor and mourn the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash, the home of the Shechinah. When the Romans entered the Beis Hamikdash, they set fire to the entire structure, which burned from the afternoon of 9 Av until the next day. Can you imagine how it feels to have everything in your home go up in smoke? Jr. spoke to four kids who shared their experiences.
The children in Morah Shulamis’s playgroup sat there in openmouthed shock. Morah Shulamis had just taught them about Tishah B’Av and how some wicked non-Jews had burned down the beautiful Beis Hamikdash. Miriam Morris’s eyes grew big as saucers.
You can’t say I don’t try. Because that would be a lie. I try. I do. Very, very, very, very hard, in fact. But I’m human. And sometimes I can’t control my feelings the way people think I should.