Tisha B’Av: 11 poems and quotes to mourn those who have been lost

(Picture: Shutterstock) Millions Jewish people across the world will mark Tisha B’Av today – one the most solemn dates in the Jewish calendar. The ninth day the month Av is day tragedy a time to a time to remember the tens of thousands of Jews murdered for their believes. Not just in the last century but dating right back to 586BCE when thousands were killed when the first temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar. Here are a number of poems quotes to share. Poems to pay tribute to those who died Ultra Orthodox Jews sleep at the synagogue in the Western Wall (Picture: Getty) 1) Papyrus sways tuft-like in the gentle wind, Water tinkles trickles in aural sensations, Blue sky opens to forever behind beyond, Sun warms away the chill of loneliness. For I sit alone far from you. I am not with you, oh daughter of Zion. I sit not within your walls, Jerusalem of Gold. Ancient of grace and hope, I am far from you. Ancestors’ sobs echo through winding old streets Then settle here, to mingle in my modern ears, Over thousands […]

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