Podcast: Tisha B’Av Debate

Listen to the Debate on Tisha B’Av about the day’s continued importance.


Rabbi Eliot Malomet moderated a debate on Tisha B’Av on the relevance of the current style of commemoration, including fasting and other aspects of mourning.

The focus of the debate was on the following statement: “Be it resolved that after 2,000 years of continuous mourning for the destruction of Jerusalem and the two temples it is time to stop and declare that the days of our mourning have ended.”

Debate Participants:

In favor:

  • Ellie Geller
  • Ari Schoenburg
  • Yakov Malomet
  • Rabbi David Wise (Coach)


  • Avital Morris
  • Mia Appelbaum
  • Allen Lipson
  • Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky (Coach)

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