On the Shabbat before Tisha B’Av, known as Shabbat Hazon, Moses begins telling a new generation of Israelites their history.  What happened leading to the forty years of wandering in the desert?  Why did the older generation die off so that only a new generation could enter the land?  History is important.  The philosopher Schopenhauer famously said, “Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it.”  We remember our history so we can learn from it and grow from it.