A recorded message from Rav Cherki about the fast of the 9th of Av.
We mark the ninth of the month of Av as the darkest day of Judaism, when five disasters occurred to our ancestors. Perhaps, however, we can find a point of light in this matter. Evidently the scouts sent by Moses feared that entry into practical living and lives of politics, economics, worldly matters would lead to moral degredation, Throughout our history, the Ninth of Av has served as a safety valve to protect Israel from moral corruption. Now that we have returned to our land, we can once again fulfill our mission of leading the world to light and justice.