Tisha B’Av Today And Past: Brian Woz ‘Ere

Tisha B’Av (the ninth day of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar) has, historically, not been a great day for the Jewish people. It’s been observed that almost everything bad that has happened, collectively, to Jews has started or been connected with this day. The tales of woe seem to kick off with the destruction of the first and second Temples: first by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E. and then the Romans in 70 C.E.

So with a hat tip to Tundra Tabloids where I found it, here is some news of the kinds of amazing antiquities being discovered in tunnels in Jerusalem including a Roman sword that dates from the time of the destruction of the second temple by Romans.

In a Jerusalem tunnel, a glimpse of an ancient war – seattlepi.com.

The tunnel was intended to drain rainwater, but is also thought to have been used as a hiding place for the rebels during the time of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. That temple was razed, along with much of the city, by Roman legionnaires putting down the Jewish uprising in 70 A.D.

Now I’m really not supposed to publish anything funny today…  but as I’m setting this in it’s true historical context and presenting it as an accurate portrayal of actual events as confirmed by archeological findings, perhaps I can get away with it? Just don’t laugh if you’re Jewish OK?



Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.

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