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

More Holidays

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.

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.

Judaism after the Temple

Coping with destruction and building for the future.

The Temple & its Destruction

A look into the psyche of ancient Judaism.

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.

A Communal Mourning

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

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 ...