“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Elie Wiesel
Evil men may attempt to intimidate, but Israel’s enemies never intimidate God. In spite of calculated attempts to destroy the Jewish people throughout history, God has kept His promise to preserve His Chosen People.
While David eloquently acknowledges God’s preservation of the Jewish people, the prophet Isaiah assures that God is aware of all they have had to endure.
Therefore the Jews of the villages who dwelt in the unwalled towns celebrated the fourteenth day of the month of Adar with gladness and feasting, as a holiday, and for sending presents to one another.
The Jewish community does this the day after Tisha B’Av every year. They move on. They do not stay focused on tragedies. They spend Tisha B’Av recognizing the horrific events of the past, reflecting on the significance, and then wake-up the next morning to a new day.