How Can We Know?
Tisha B'Av, the 9th of Av, ends the three week period of mourning for the destruction of the two Holy Temples in Jerusalem. Josephus gives us an eye witness account which is so excruciating we cannot fathom the despair of our people in that time. Reading about the destruction is heart-wrenching. We even cry. But there is no connection between the reading of it and the living of it.