Beit Hamikdash painting

Finding the Love in the Destruction – Part 1

Finding the Love in the Destruction – Part 1

Lipitz, Ani
July 18, 2022

“We reflect on the spiritually and physically destructive events that occurred [during the 3 weeks]. Even today it’s considered to be an inauspicious time, when negative forces manifest more freely in the world.


But despite their connection with energies of destruction, these three weeks are, on a deeper level, permeated with powerfully positive spiritual influences as well.


In our time-bound world, Bein HaMetzarim occurs during the summer, when the sun is at its strongest. Kabbalah teaches that every detail of our world here below is a reflection of what’s going on behind the scenes in the spiritual worlds above…


The sun is associated spiritually with the Divine Name Havayah, a Name of G-d that expresses His attributes of compassion and revelation. So the strength of the sun during Bein HaMetzarim tells us that during the darkest period on the Hebrew calendar, G-d’s love and compassion are in truth shining the brightest.”