Tragedies of Jewish History
The Sabbaths before and after Tisha B'Av provide a message of comfort and consolation.
Many calamitous events are said to have occurred on Tisha B'Av.
This remnant of the Second Temple is an important symbol in Judaism.
The tragic events commemorated on this day of fasting and mourning.
The mourning associated with Tisha B'Av is also a call to action.
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.
Re-enacting the sorrow felt by those who survived the destruction of the Temple
The customs and rituals all relate to mourning practices.