It's already Tisha B'Av in Israel - right now I am in the middle of an IM conversation with a friend who is there visiting. She said she is either going to go to the Kotel tonight or tomorrow morning for sunrise. I'm really jealous. My thoughts are certainly there. I just told her to say some prayers at the Kotel on my behalf, that there is peace in Israel and that we are all there soon. Have an easy and meaningful fast, everyone. UPDATE: I don't have words to respond to it, but I want to draw attention to Jameel's post on the Leadership in our Holy Land. Please read.