tisha b'av

The Spiritual Trauma of Taking a Life

How the kosher practice of waiting between meat and dairy reminds us of Moses' discomfort with violence.

What Is Sinat Chinam, or Baseless Hatred?

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

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.

Jewish Calendar

A list of Jewish holidays for the Jewish years 2017-2018

Tisha B’Av 2016

Tisha B’Av (the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av) begins at sunset on Saturday, August 13, and continues ...

Tisha B’Av 2014

Everything you need to know about Tisha B'Av 2014.

Haftarah for Ki Tetze

Israel, likened to a barren woman, is promised countless children.

Haftarah for Vaethanan

Finally, some words of comfort for Jerusalem and its people.

Fasting From a Functional Perspective

Recovering the benefits of denial.

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.