Sunday, July 29, 2012

Thought For Tisha B'Av




Today was Tisha B'Av. Tisha B'Av 1492 was the "deadline" for the Spanish Expulsion. By that date all the Jews of Spain had to have left or converted.

Here, in that regard, are the words of the great Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.
"The conquest of the New World was accomplished without their collaboration. Had they remained on the Iberian Peninsula, they most probably would have taken part in the [genocidal] enterprises of the conquistadores. . . . The desperate Jews of 1492 could not know what a favor had been done for them." 
Not what we usually hear today.

h/t - Jewdayo

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