The saddest day on the Jewish calendar is the Ninth of Av, "Tisha b'Av," the date on which both our Holy Temples were destroyed, and exile, persecution and spiritual darkness began.
Tisha b'Av starts at sundown of the eighth of Av and lasts till the following nightfall. During this time-period we fast, eschew pleasurable activities and amenities, and lament the destruction of the Holy Temple and our nation's exile.
It is a tradition, however, that Tisha b'Av is also the birthday of our Redeemer. This symbolizes the idea that from the ashes of the destroyed temple will rise an incomparably magnificent edifice; exile will give birth to redemption. Thus Tisha b'Av is also a day of anticipation and hope, for "One who mourns Jerusalem will merit seeing her happiness."
YRA Presents: Rabbi Mendel Kessin - Tisha b'Av & Current Events
World's first manned flight with an electric multicopter
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Never Assume when it comes to flights
ALWAYS ASK, NEVER ASSUME! > > > > > > His request approved, the CNN News photographer > quickly > > used a cell phone to call the local airport to > charter > > a flight. > > > > > > He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting > for him > > at the airport. > > > > > > Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane > warming up > > outside a hanger. > > > > > > He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, > and > > shouted, 'Let's go'. > > > > > > The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the > wind and > > took off. > > > > > > Once in the air, the photographer instructed the > pilot, > > 'Fly over the valley and make low passes so I > can take > > pictures of the fires on the hillsides.' > > > > > > 'Why?' asked the pilot. > > > > > > 'Because I'm a photographer for CNN', > he responded, 'and > > I need to get some close up shots.' > > > > > > The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, > finally he > > stammered, 'So, what you're telling me, > is. You're NOT > > my flight instructor?' > > > > > > "Life is short. Drink the good wine > first." > > > >
World's first manned flight with an electric multicopter "Volocopter VC200" first flight