Historical events and the development of mysticism leave their mark on this festival.
A Rosh Hashanah ritual for the whole family.
The fast that precedes the holiday of Purim.
This pre-Passover fast applies to a select few.
The liturgy for the 9th of Av includes Lamentations and special additional elegies.
The Sabbaths before and after Tisha B'Av provide a message of comfort and consolation.
The mourning associated with Tisha B'Av is also a call to action.
The best way to honor the memory of Holocaust victims is through Jewish continuity.
This singular event presented profound theological challenges--and for some, shattered their belief in God.
Responding to the challenge of faith in a post-Holocaust world.