Tisha b’Av is the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. It’s also an incredible opportunity – a day that can completely transform us. Acknowledging our vulnerability and the brokenness of our world can open our hearts. It can make us more kind, more compassionate, more empathetic. It can change the way we relate to one another, the way we speak to each other. It can open up deep feelings, awakening our sensitivity and breeding a newfound mutual respect. Tisha b’Av can transform us as individuals, but also as communities. It can even change the world.