8:30 am: Or Chaim Minyan, 159 Almore Ave., Toronto
Shacharit and selected Kinnot with explanations by Rabbi Ari Perl
Touching the Tisha B'Av Tragedies: A Kinot Journey through Jewish History. Join Rabbi Ari Perl for a participatory journey through Jewish history, using historical readings to "relive" some of the most calamitous events of the past 2,000 years. After "experiencing" each tragedy, a Kinah (poem of lament) written in response to that specific tragedy will be read responsively, in a way that captures its full emotional impact.
1:00 pm: Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 470 Glencairn Ave., Toronto.
Program begins with the film Raise the Roof, winner of 6 film festival awards, followed by
Mincha at 2:30
and a series of shiurim from 3:00-8:00pm
The Day the Kinot Died: How Bialik's 'City of Slaughter' Changed the Course of Jewish History
Rabbi Ari Perl
Then and Now: What Went Wrong?
Rabbi Jesse Shore
For How Long Did the Temple Stand? Can Jewish and Secular History be Reconciled?
Rabbi Shlomo Gemara
The Economic Roots of Tisha B'Av
Rabbi Jay Kelman
Substance, Not Symbols: A Burnt House You Have Burnt
Rabbi Jonathan Ziring
In memory of Sylvia and Meyer Zeifman z"l