Tragedies of Jewish History

The Temple & its Destruction

A look into the psyche of ancient Judaism.

Shabbat Hazon & Shabbat Nahamu

The Sabbaths before and after Tisha B'Av provide a message of comfort and consolation.

Western Wall

This remnant of the Second Temple is an important symbol in Judaism.

Tisha B’Av History

The tragic events commemorated on this day of fasting and mourning.

The Western Wall Today

The sole remnant of the ancient Temple plays a role in observing festivals in modern times.

Destruction As Punishment

Tradition gives a separate reason for the fall of each Temple.

Personal & Communal Observances

The customs and rituals all relate to mourning practices.

What Happens in Synagogue on Tisha B’av

There are some unique aspects to communal worship during Tisha B'Av.