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The Three Weeks

The destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem is commemorated with a period of mourning.

Tisha B'Av

Tisha B’Av 2017

Tisha B'Av (the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av) begins at sunset on Monday, July 31, and continues until the evening of August 1.

Quizzes

Tisha B’Av Quiz

How much do you know about Tisha B'Av?

The Book of Lamentations

This special reading for Tisha B'Av sets the tone for this tragic and mournful day

Tisha B’Av 101

Tisha B'Av, the ninth day of the month of Av, is the major day of communal mourning in the Jewish calendar.

What Is Sinat Chinam, or Baseless Hatred?

For Tisha B'Av, a look at the common explanation for the Temple's demise.

Kabbalat Shabbat

What happens during the Friday night prayer service.

Shabbat Blessings for Friday Night

Lighting the candles, saying Kiddush and other Shabbat dinner rituals.

17th of Tammuz

A minor fast day with major history.

Modern Jewish Holidays 101

There are a handful of holidays that entered Jewish life in the latter half of the 20th century.

Tu B’Av, the Jewish Day of Love

In 2017, Tu B'Av falls on August 7.

Beyond the Three Weeks

The month of Av brings with it forgiveness similar to the experience of Yom Kippur.

Kinot for Tisha B’Av

The liturgy for the 9th of Av includes Lamentations and special additional elegies.

How to Light Shabbat Candles

What you need to know about this ritual welcoming the Sabbath.

Shabbat 101

A weekly observance, the Sabbath is more than just a day off from labor.