The Rivers of Exile: Nine-Day Pie

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I repeat this post every year at this time, and with it, I wish all those of you, Beautiful People, who observe this tragic day of mourning, an easy and meaningful fast.

Traveling through the streets of Paris with his entourage, Napoleon passed a synagogue and heard heart-wrenching wailing from within.

“Why are my Jews crying? – asked the emperor, – What happened to them?

“Sire, – rushed an aide-de-camp, “they are lamenting the destruction of their Temple.”

“What? Their Temple was destroyed and nobody told me? Where? When?”

“Your Majesty, I believe it occurred about seventeen hundred years ago in Jerusalem, and every year on that day they get together, fast, and mourn their loss.”

Alors, – exclaimed Napoleon, “people who remember their past as if it happened just now, will definitely live to see their future!”

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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