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Tisha B’Av and food memories

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It may seem like a strange thing to say, but I miss my father, z”l on Tisha B’Av. I grew up in the ’70s, in a small town in Massachusetts. Although we were somewhat Jewishly isolated, my father always found interesting ways to enrich our Jewish experiences and practices. One of our more interesting traditions that we shared together was food shopping in the afternoons of Tisha B’Av.

Traditionally, Tisha B’Av has been the day for mourning multiple tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people throughout the millennia. My father and I would spend the morning as prescribed, in........

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