Tisha B'Av

Tisha B’Av 2018

In 2018, Tisha B'Av begins at sunset on Saturday, July 21.

The Temple & its Destruction

A look into the psyche of ancient Judaism.

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.

Next Torah Portion

Summary

In this Torah portion, Moses stresses to the Israelites the importance of keeping God’s commandments when they enter the Land of Israel. Moses repeats the Ten Commandments and utters the Shema and Ve’ahavta prayers.

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Parashat Vaetchanan

Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11

Isaiah 40:1 - 40:26

Baseless Love

How Tu B’Av, the “Jewish Valentine’s Day,” can prepare us for Yom Kippur.

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Heaven and Hell in Jewish Tradition

Jewish sources are conflicted about what happens after we die.

Breaking the Glass at a Jewish Wedding

Why the Jewish wedding ceremony ends with a famous bang.

Golda Meir

Born in Russia and raised in America, she became Israel's first and only female prime minister.

Recipes

Honey Roasted Za’atar Chicken with Dried Fruit Recipe

A sweet and savory chicken recipe perfect for Friday night dinner.

Falafel Waffles Recipe

Your favorite breakfast gets a savory, Israeli twist.

Challah Hot Dogs

A fun appetizer for summer parties, Shabbat dinners, game-nights or kids' birthday parties.

Quizzes

Free Will Quiz

The paradox of human free will and God's infinite knowledge and power has troubled Jewish thinkers at every point in ...

Tisha B’Av Quiz

How much do you know about Tisha B'Av?

Kashrut/Dietary Laws Quiz

How much do you know about the details of and reasons behind kashrut?

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