If Not Now, When? Boston is hosting a Tisha b’Av Kaddish and Vigil for the victims of the recent violence in Gaza, followed by Tisha b’Av Community Service. Together we will be mourning the tragic loss of Palestinian and Israeli lives. Tisha b'Av is a day of communal lament; a day marked by fasting from sundown to sundown to mourn the brokenness in the world, both ancient and modern. It is a day to be present with our longings for a just and whole world. This year the destruction of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem is but an echo of the destruction of Gaza; the violence and fear that has displaced thousands of Palestinian and Israelis.
Together, we will draw upon the 1st century Jewish sage's call to action: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?” Join us as we read the names of Palestinian and Israeli lives lost and recite the Mourner’s Kaddish in front of Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Together, we will hold Jewish leadership accountable and demand they call for an end to the ongoing violence and the blockade on Gaza. If Not Now, When?
We will meet at Norman B Leventhal Park (130 Congress St) at 4:30pm to march together to Combined Jewish Philanthropies for the action. Please WEAR ALL BLACK and refrain from bringing signs. The Tisha b’Av Service will be held at the Leventhal Park from 5:30 to 6:30pm."