Tisha B’Av

Tisha B'Av

Tisha B’Av 101

Tisha B'Av, the ninth day of the month of Av (which month coincides with July and/or August), is the major day of communal mourning in the Jewish calendar.

Tisha B'Av

The Book of Lamentations

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

Celebrate

The Three Weeks

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

Judaism after the Temple

Coping with destruction and building for the future.

The Temple & its Destruction

A look into the psyche of ancient Judaism.

Beyond the Three Weeks

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

Tisha B’Av Rituals & Practices

Rituals and Practices of Tisha B'Av. Tisha B'Av, Tragedies of Jewish History. Featured Articles on Tisha B'Av. Jewish Holidays.

Tisha B’Av History

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

The Western Wall Today

The sole remnant of the ancient Temple plays a role in observing festivals in modern times.

What Happens in Synagogue on Tisha B’av

There are some unique aspects to communal worship during Tisha B'Av.

Kinot for Tisha B’Av

Recounting the sorrows.

A Communal Mourning

Re-enacting the sorrow felt by those who survived the destruction of the Temple

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.

Tisha B’Av: Transforming Victimhood, Accessing Our Most Powerful Selves

The great challenge is learning how to honor the past while being able to create a future based on fresh ...

Arrived: First of Our Long Awaited Refugee Families!

Or Shalom, Vancouver’s East-Side Shul, the synagogue I serve as spiritual leader, is a community of 200 households that has ...