On July 30, 2020, I invited people to share up to five things they’ve lost since COVID-19, in just a few words each, in observance of Tisha B’Av, a day of mourning on the Jewish calendar. Over 25 hours, 95 people shared their losses anonymously in a Google Form. These are some of the results.
Thank you to everyone who contributed. May we swiftly return to a time of life, a time of touch, and a time of healing. If the video moves you, please share.
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I saw this video this morning during a morning service I was watching. As a Gentile living in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood, this particularly struck me when I was reading the responses. Many of them had to do with their faith life-missing Shabbats, seders, meeting together at shul, etc. How important community is to them-they live in close proximity to each other, send their children to the same schools, they worship in the neighborhood shuls, work together, celebrate simchas together, etc. It was a great reminder on how much we all need each other on a daily basis. Thank you!