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.
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?