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Tisha B'av Public Witness & Service

Sunday, July 22, 2018 • 10 Av 5778

4:00 PM - 5:00 PMFront steps of Temple at 3330 Grove Ave.

Tisha B’Av (the 9th of the Hebrew month Av) is the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, marking the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile that followed. This year, Tisha B’Av falls amidst the backdrop of a moral crisis in our country: Migrant children separated from parents, asylum-seekers denied refuge, and Muslims refused entry.

Join us on this day of mourning to lament what is happening in our country. We will share stories, sing lamentations, stand with those impacted, and call for a new vision of healing and justice.

All faiths/backgrounds welcome. Please wear black or attire that reflects your culture’s mourning practices.

You are welcome to bring signs with messages that:
- are appropriate to your culture’s expressions of mourning
- lament current immigration policy and actions
- demand a turning around of hearts/minds/policies
in the spirit of the biblical book of Lamentations’ injunction to "Shuv," go back.

Community Event Co-sponsored by T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights • Congregation Or Ami Social
Action Committee • Second Presbyterian Church • St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Richmond, VA) • Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy • Central Virginia Sanctuary Network • Temple Agudath Sholom • Richmond Jews for Justice

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