Shiva Asar B’Tammuz marks the beginning of the Three Weeks. But this day bore tragedy for Jews even before Yerushalayim’s walls were breached. In fact, there are famously five tragic events which befell the Jewish people on this day. It’s strange then, that so much emphasis is placed on the walls.
JEM also presents a playlist of videos surrounding Shiva Asar B’Tammuz and the days of mourning over the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash.