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Your Guide to Jewish Holidays

The three categories of Jewish holidays, celebrations and commemorations.

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.

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17th of Tammuz

A minor fast day with major history.

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.

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

Tu B'Av, the 15th day of the month of Av, is a Day of Love in Judaism.

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.

Tisha B’Av Quiz

How much do you know about Tisha B'Av?

Tisha B’Av Rituals and Practices

Mourning the destruction of both temples, as well as a number of other Jewish tragedies.

Tisha B’Av History

The tragic events commemorated on this day of fasting and mourning.

Minor Fasts Quiz

How much do you know about these days of mourning?

What Is Lag B’Omer?

This minor holiday is known for bonfires, weddings and haircuts.