A prayer from Reb Zalman for Tisha b'Av
On bathrooms, blessings, and a learning experience

As Tisha b'Av approaches

We begin our descent
toward the rubble.

Our hearts crack open
and sorrow comes flooding in.

Help us to believe
that tears can transform,

that redemption is possible.
The walls will come down:

open our eyes, give us strength
not to look away.