In these weeks leading up to Tisha B’av, we read a passage of Jeremiah, overflowing with water imagery and see the boiling point.
This week’s haftarah marks the three weeks leading up to Tisha B’av and uses Jeremiah’s words to do so, when Israelites are building walls.
Jeremiah tends to find himself left speechless as he is our prophet through the destruction of Judah, Jerusalem, and the First Temple.
What composes the inner grit, the resilient core of a person? Whatever it is, Pharoah is notoriously lacking.
In the wake of the destruction of Jerusalem and the First Temple, God explains that God has not in fact abandoned Zion.
If creation was ongoing but no one observed it, did it actually still happen? Did creation cease when God disappeared?