The destruction of the Second Temple was due to sinas chinam, baseless hatred, say our sages.
*But they also give other reasons, which if examined, all can be seen to be rooted in a lack of love for others, for self, or even Hashem.
In fact, the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile has important lessons to teach us about own personal exile, and the multiple spiritual journeys each of us needs to complete, in this lifetime, G-d willing.
In Turning Hatred Into Love, live on BreslovCampus.org this Wednesday night, August 10, at 8:30 pm (NY time), we begin with Rebbe Nachman’s short story “Simplicity”. We’ll discuss our own personal uniqueness (a vital topic in Breslov) in the context of ahavas Yisrael and unity. We’ll be able to reflect on what our heartfelt feelings about others can tell us about our own spiritual state (Azamra.) We’ll find that repairing our relationships (even if only possible within our hearts), is essential to our personal as well as national redemption.
Please join me at BreslovCampus.org for this live discussion relevant to The 9 Days and Tisha B’av.