For example: The 25-hour-long fast of Tishah B'Av
, marking the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, has several names in the books by the Chinese scholars on Jewish culture.
Coincidentally, other sad historical events identified with Tishah b'Av include the expulsion of Jews from England in 1290 and from Spain in 1492, and the beginning of World War I, which set up World War II and all that encompasses.
Lev will lead a Tishah b'Av service Wednesday evening.
Even more surprisingly, I found deep meaning in texts that had been dropped or modified by the liberal denominations: the prayers of supplication and confession, the tragic liturgies of Tishah b'Av
, and even the Avodah, the daily call for the restoration of the Temple and a return to the sacrifices of old.
2395; see also Kinot for Tishah B'Av
(klilat yofi) and the hoshanot for Succot (even shtiyah).