The Gentiles defiled revealed Judaism by their touch; they touched the holy oils and rendered them impure. The stones of the holy altar were made unfit. However, the inner mysteries (of Judaism) that are hidden and sealed from foreign touch retained their sanctity - but only the most soulful inwardness, for the (outer) expressions of the mysteries were already desecrated by intruders. This inwardness, which is the soul of the supernal soul, is fixed in the characteristic soul of Israel, and never moves thence, as long as the connection to the totality of the nation and its character lives in its midst, as long as it desires at all the well - being and success of the Israelite nation. Though it does not know to call by the Name and enunciate its mysteries, and even if it errs in its deeds and opinions - its inside is the holy of holies.
Montag, Juli 19, 2010
Aus dem Buch OROT (LICHTER) von Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook (erster Oberrabbiner Israels, verstorben im Jahre 1936):
Besonders in Jerusalem ist der Tisha be'Av ein nicht wegzudenkender Trauertag. Ein trauriges Geschehnis der Geschichte, welches die Juden dennoch daran erinnert, wer sie sind und was ihr Ziel sein sollte: Der Dritte Jerusalemer Tempel und Meschiach.
Man nahm den Juden die Tempel, doch das innere Wesen der jüdischen Seele nimmt uns niemand !
"Zom Kal - Ein leichtes Fasten !"