Tragedies of Jewish History
The Sabbaths before and after Tisha B'Av provide a message of comfort and consolation.
This remnant of the Second Temple is an important symbol in Judaism.
The tragic events commemorated on this day of fasting and mourning.
The sole remnant of the ancient Temple plays a role in observing festivals in modern times.
Tradition gives a separate reason for the fall of each Temple.
The customs and rituals all relate to mourning practices.
There are some unique aspects to communal worship during Tisha B'Av.