1) Simply Jews did a simply fantastic HH #177.
2) This morning as I was reciting the kinot I was wondering how the Jews living outside of the land of Israel feel when they recite Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi's Tzion HaLo Tish'ali?. Once upon a time it was quite difficult to move to the Land of Israel. Today the Nefesh B'Nefesh people even pay for your plane ticket! This inquiring mind would like to know.
3) Rafi had a nasty 9th of Av. Send him a "refuah shleimah".
4) This is related to number 2: How can I recite Psalms 119 when I am nowhere near the level of "love of Torah" that is described there?