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Your Guide to Jewish Holidays

The three categories of Jewish holidays, celebrations and commemorations.

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How to Count the Omer

A guide to the ritual that occurs between Passover and Shavuot.

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.

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.

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.

Finding Meaning in the Omer

A time to prepare for receiving the Torah.

Blessing for Counting the Omer

The blessing in transliteration and English.

Minor Fasts Quiz

How much do you know about these days of mourning?