Mourning Destruction of Jerusalem

The Jewish people worldwide are now observing a period known as "The Three Weeks" in which they mourn and bemoan the destruction of Jerusalem.

praying western wall

When Tisha b’Av falls on Shabbat and is thereby postponed, we are treated to a Divine 'wink' of sorts and merit to experience a 'taste' of the Messianic era.

The Temple’s bricks and stone have been destroyed, but the Divine Promise still stands. The Temple will be rebuilt and until that day Zion will never be forgotten.

Temple Mount

As we pray at the Western Wall and gaze up at the Temple Mount, we cannot help but wonder why there is no Holy Temple today. Does it have anything to do with the slanderous report of the spies in the times of Moses?