Tisha B’Av

Tisha B'Av

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.

Bible

The Book of Lamentations

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

Tisha B'Av

The Three Weeks

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

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.

What Is Sinat Chinam, or Baseless Hatred?

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

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?

Lamentations

Eicha, the Book of Lamentations, asks important questions that address the theological crisis following the Jewish exile.

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.

A Communal Mourning

On Tisha B'Av, re-enacting the sorrow felt by those who survived the destruction of the Temple

Baseless Love

How Tu B’Av, the “Jewish Valentine’s Day,” can prepare us for Yom Kippur.

Judaism after the Temple

Coping with destruction and building for the future.

The Temple & its Destruction

A look into the psyche of ancient Judaism.